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 ongoing 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.
- The Complete SPN Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- The Importance of Immunization Against COVID-19 Position Statement
- SPN signs on to NAPNAPs Call for Timely, Efficient and Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
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:
- Assessment of 135794 Pediatric Patients Tested for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Across the United States (November 2020)
- Race/Ethnicity Among Children With COVID-19–Associated Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (November 2020)
- High Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Genetic Variation and D614G Mutation in Pediatric Patients with COVID-19 (November 2020)
- Implications for COVID-19: A systematic review of nurses’ experiences of working in acute care hospital settings during a respiratory pandemic (November 2020)
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.
- Mucocutaneous Manifestations of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Number of Childhood and Adolescent Vaccinations Administered Before and After the COVID-19 Outbreak in Colorado
- Effects of the Global Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic on Early Childhood Development: Short- and Long-Term Risks and Mitigating Program and Policy Actions
Resources from regulatory agencies
- CDC: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
Resources from other professional organizations
- National Association for School Nurses [Return to School]
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.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Helping My Child Cope