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With children going back to school, continued outbreaks of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and the upcoming flu season, it is important to prepare for potential surges of pediatric patients with COVID-19.
As the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, more children are being admitted to hospitals and intensive care units in the United States. Over 50,000 children younger than 17 have been hospitalized since August 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID Data Tracker.
With children going back to school, continued outbreaks of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the upcoming flu season, and the continued increased numbers of children with behavioral health issues, it is important to prepare for potential surges of pediatric patients with COVID-19. Triage protocols, resource allocation, active drug shortages, and visitation plans should all be considered to prepare for a surge of patients, said SCCM Council member Thomas A. Nakagawa, MD, FAAP, FCCM.
Posted: 8/26/2021 | 0 comments
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