Hospital Pediatric Preparedness

Hospital Pediatric Preparedness

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RBC Medical Exit Instructions

Pediatric Exit Care Instructions

Rainbow Babies


Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio has created a set of medical and psychosocial exit care instructions for children or adolescents with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 who are discharged from the urgent care, emergency room, or hospital for home isolation. Rainbow Babies and Children's has provided these resources in a Word document format so that individual hospitals may download for use with their own logo or formatting.

  1. COVID-19 Pediatric Medical Exit Instructions
  2. COVID-19 Pediatric Psychosocial Exit Care Instructions

(Click each link to download.)

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Federal Healthcare Resilience Task Force. Alternate Care Site Toolkit
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April 21, 2020

Federal Healthcare Resilience Task Force.

MN Dept. Health: Patient Care Strategies for Scarce Resource Situations
Patient Care Strategies for Scarce Resource Situations

Minnesota Department of Health. Emergency Preparedness and Response

COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist (page 1)
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From the Literature: Recommended Reading

Increased Risk for Family Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kathryn L. Humphreys, Myo Thwin Myint and Charles H. Zeanah. Pediatrics April 2020, e20200982; DOI:

Mitigating the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response on At-Risk Children

Charlene A. Wong, David Ming, Gary Maslow and Elizabeth J. Gifford. Pediatrics April 2020, e20200973; DOI:

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection in Children and Adolescents A Systematic Review

Riccardo Castagnoli, MD; Martina Votto, MD; Amelia Licari, MD; et al. JAMA Pediatr. Published online April 22, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1467

Characteristics and Outcomes of Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection Admitted to US and Canadian Pediatric Intensive Care Units

Lara S. Shekerdemian, MD, MHA; Nabihah R. Mahmood, MD; Katie K. Wolfe, MD; et al for the International COVID-19 PICU Collaborative

JAMA Pediatr. Published online May 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1948

Low-Income Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US

Danielle G. Dooley, MD, MPhil; Asad Bandealy, MD, MPH; Megan M. Tschudy, MD, MPH. JAMA Pediatr. Published online May 13, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.2065

COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint

Part 1: The Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from Pandemic Influenza

Kristine A. Moore, MD, MPH, Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, John M. Barry, MA , Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH. . Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP). University of Minnesota. April 30th, 2020

Prediction of Pediatric Critical Care Resource Utilization for Disaster Triage

Killien, Elizabeth Y. MD, MPH; Mills, Brianna PhD; Errett, Nicole A. PhD, MSPH; Sakata, Vicki MD; Vavilala, Monica S. MD; Rivara, Frederick P. MD, MPH; Kissoon, Niranjan MD; King, Mary A. MD, MPH.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: April 27, 2020 - Volume Online First - Issue -

doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002425

COVID-19 in Children in the United States: Intensive Care Admissions, Estimated Total Infected, and Projected Numbers of Severe Pediatric Cases in 2020

Pathak, Elizabeth Barnett PhD, MSPH; Salemi, Jason L. PhD, MPH; Sobers, Natasha PhD, MBBS, MPH, FRSPH; Menard, Janelle PhD, MPH; Hambleton, Ian R. PhD

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: April 10, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue -

doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001190

Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Adults, Children, and Neonates With Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Full Title: Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Adults, Children, and Neonates With Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19: From the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and Get With the Guidelines®-Resuscitation Adult and Pediatric Task Forces of the American Heart Association in Collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for Respiratory Care, American College of Emergency Physicians, The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, and American Society of Anesthesiologists: Supporting Organizations: American Association of Critical Care Nurses and National EMS Physicians

Edelson et al. Circulation. April 9, 2020.

Children’s Hospitals Caring for Adults During a Pandemic: Pragmatic Considerations and Approaches

Ashley Jenkins, MD Leah Ratner MD, MS Alicia Caldwell, MD Niraj Sharma, MD, MPH Ahmet Uluer, DO, MPH Christine White, MD, MAT

DOI: 10.12788/jhm.3432

Rural COVID-19 Cases Lag Urban Areas but Are Growing Much More Rapidly

S.J. Goetz, Z. Tian, C. Schmidt and D. Meadowcroft; NERCRD and Penn State University, NERCRD COVID-19 Issues Brief No. 2020-3; April 3, 2020 (revised April 9, 2020*)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children — United States, February 12–April 2, 2020

Centers for Disease Control: Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children — United States, February 12–April 2, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 6 April 2020. DOI: icon.