Title

Pediatric Emergency Department Challenges and Response to COVID-19.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2021

Identifier

DOI: 10.3928/19382359-20210318-01

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the virus causing the pandemic illness coronavirus disease 2019, was first detected in the United States in January 2020. As the illness spread across the country, all aspects and venues of health care were significantly impacted. This article explores the challenges and response of one children's emergency medicine division related to surge planning, personal protective equipment, screening, testing, staffing, and other operational challenges, and describes the impact and implications thus far.

Journal Title

Pediatric annals

Volume

50

Issue

4

First Page

172

Last Page

177

MeSH Keywords

Bed Occupancy; COVID-19; Child; Emergency Service, Hospital; Humans; Personal Protective Equipment; Personnel Staffing and Scheduling; SARS-CoV-2; United States

Keywords

Bed Occupancy; COVID-19; Child; Emergency Service, Hospital; Humans; Personal Protective Equipment; Personnel Staffing and Scheduling; SARS-CoV-2; United States

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