INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

SPN Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic 

The Society of Pediatric Nurses joins other national nursing, medical and healthcare organizations to advocate for the safety of those on the front line of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic response. The emergence of this novel coronavirus has led to an unprecedented public health response of widespread travel bans, school and work closures, and social distancing in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus to protect the most vulnerable in our communities and to prevent overtaxing the finite resources available to treat the virus. 

SPN is committed to keeping you informed about COVID-19 and advocating for access to critical supplies, evidence-based resources and reducing barriers to ensure our frontline clinical staff are protected, have the necessary resources and are able to provide safe and effective care for patients and the community.

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Resources

As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, the following resources will provide the most current, evidence-based information and recommendations:

Recent Articles & News: 

This article from the Journal of the American Medical Association reviews recommendations for mothers who are COVID-positive and want to breastfeed as well for those mothers who work in settings with high risk of exposure. Based on current evidence, it is unlikely that mothers with COVID-19 can spread the virus to infants through breastmilk.

Clinical resources
Resources from regulatory agencies 
Resources from other professional organizations
Parent/Family education resources 

The following resources may be helpful in addressing the developmental and emotional needs of children and families affected by COVID-19 school and day care closures, milestone activity cancellation, and social isolation related to stay at home orders.