CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 AND CHILDREN: WHAT PEDIATRIC HEALTH CARE CLINICIANS NEED TO KNOW
Rasmussen, S.A & Thompson, L.A. (2020). Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Children What Pediatric Health Care Clinicians Need to Know.
JAMA viewpoint article provides recommendations on ways that pediatric healthcare clinicians can help to make accommodations and prep their offices, facilities, and communities for increased COVID-19 disease rate.
ERADICATING RACIAL INJUSTICE IN
MEDICINE—IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
Vince, R.A. (2020). Eradicating Racial Injustice in Medicine—If Not Now, When?
Reflective JAMA article discusses racism in medicine and makes recommendations on how to eliminate inequalities, using the stages of adult learning as a framework. In light of recent events, the author calls on physicians to purposely lead the transition to conscious competence in their learning by informing and empowering themselves to take action against institutionalized discrimination and inequities in healthcare.
“ARE YOU WEARING YOUR WHITE COAT?”
TELEMEDICINE IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC
Chwistek M. (2020). “Are You Wearing Your White Coat?”: Telemedicine in the Time of Pandemic.
A recent commentary in JAMA describes a provider’s experience with telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article highlights the problems of telemedicine and the effects of no contact care on physicians’ ability to provide thorough and effective care to patients.
MANAGING COVID-19-POSITIVE MATERNAL INFANT DYADS: AN ITALIAN EXPERIENCE
Salvatori G, De Rose DU, Concato C, Alario D, Olivini N, Dotta A, Campana A. Mary Ann Liebert Inc. Published online May 13, 2020.
The article reports provider experiences with managing the positive mothers and babies during the viral outbreak in Italy. The authors state that medical staff and nurses should not only focus on care of COVID-19 mothers and infants, but also protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
CHILDREN WITH COVID-19 IN PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS IN ITALY
This interesting article on the COVID-19 disease in young children describes a cohort of 100 children younger than 18 years of age with RT-PCR–confirmed COVID-19, who were assessed in 17 pediatric emergency departments in Italy.
RURAL MATTERS — CORONAVIRUS AND THE NAVAJO NATION
Perspectives from the Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, NM on the factors that influence the spread and management of COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation.
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES THAT NY WOMEN WOULD NOT BE FORCED TO BE ALONE WHEN GIVING BIRTH
Some systems have been restricting support people for women giving birth in hospitals. Please see this story from New York.