COVID-19 in Children – Resources for Primary Care

Course Description

An initiative by the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network

Since January 2020, the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) has looked after over 16,000 children and families with COVID-19. This module of resources has been curated for General Practitioners and primary health care workers, to assist with the provision of care to children with COVID-19 in the community.

This lecture series is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of experts and provides a comprehensive overview of COVID-19 epidemiology and describes the important clinical features of COVID-19 as the disease progresses. This learning module is designed to provide healthcare workers with strategies to safely practice and manage children with COVID-19 in the community, and to recognise when to escalate care.

Drawing upon the expert advice provided, healthcare workers in the community will be able to advocate for improved health outcomes for all children, including our First Nations People.

The module is free to all health professionals treating children and young people.


Who’s it for?

General
General
Nurses
Nurses
Allied Health
Allied health
Hospitals
Hospital doctors
Trainees
Trainees
Final
Final year

What’s included?

Learning outcomes

The module consists of complimentary webcasts and a variety of resources to support a holistic approach and provide strategies on how to:

Engage

Assess a child using paediatric history and examination techniques including a developmental assessment, recognise ‘Red Flags’ presentations, and communicate your findings with the child and their family.

Assess

Organise and interpret necessary investigations to assist with reaching a diagnosis in a timely manner whilst avoiding unnecessary costly and painful procedures.

Manage

Formulate evidenced-based management plans for common acute and chronic paediatric conditions that can be personalised and adapted for each patient’s individual circumstances

Learning modules

COVID-19 in Children – Resources for Primary Care

  • Presentation on Pathogenesis & disease spectrum
  • Additional Resources
  • Patient COVID Q and A– Dr Phil Britton
  • Presentation on Severe disease & complications
  • Additional Resources
  • Presentation on Caring for children with COVID19 - Toolkit 1
  • Presentation on Caring for children with COVID19 - Toolkit 2
  • Presentation on Caring for children with COVID19 - Toolkit 3
  • Additional Resources
  • Presentation on Testing for COVID-19
  • Additional Resources
  • NSW Health - Kids getting tested for COVID-19
  • NSW Health - COVID-19 Tests for Kids
  • NSW Health – Getting Kids Tested
  • Presentation on COVID-19 Immunisations for kids
  • Kids and Vaccines for Staff
  • Additional Resources
  • Patient COVID Q and A– Professor Kristine Macartney
  • Patient COVID Q and A– Dr Matt O’Meara
  • Vaccine Myth Busting– Dr Brendan McMullan
  • NCIRS - Dr Ketaki Sharma - COVID 19 vaccination for 5 -11 year old children
  • Presentation on COVID-19 and High-Risk Communities
  • Keep our mob safe - WNSWLHD - We had our COVID shot
  • Additional Resources
  • Patient COVID Q and A– Dr Antionette Anazodo
  • NSW Health – Aboriginal health service – immunisation ‘yarn up’ Episode 1
  • NSW Health – Aboriginal health service – immunisation ‘yarn up’ Episode 2
  • NSW Health – Aboriginal health service – immunisation ‘yarn up’ Episode 3
  • Presentation on Supporting family well-being following COVID-19 Diagnosis
  • Additional Resources
  • RCH: Facebook Live: Supporting teenagers with the transition to life after lockdown.
  • Patient COVID Q and A– Professor Kristine Macartney
  • RCH: Facebook Live: Supporting primary school children in their return to onsite learning.
  • NCIRS - Dr Archana Koirala - Kids, COVID and schools
  • Additional Resources
  • Presentation on Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hand Washing Technique
  • Using Alcohol Based Hand rub technique
  • Additional Resources
  • Presentation on Engaging Children during COVID-19
  • Additional Resources
  • Wearing Masks - Sesame Street –Fluffster wears a mask
  • Wearing Masks - How to tie a knot on the mask for a better fit
  • NSW Health – Dr Jan answers questions from kids - 1
  • NSW Health – Dr Jan answers questions from kids - 2
  • NSW Health – Dr Jan answers questions from kids - 3
  • Presentation on Managing COVID-19 in Kids in the Community
  • Additional Resources
  • NCIRS - Q&A - COVID-19 in children and adolescents: vaccines, transmission at school & disease outcomes

Sydney Child Health Program is a continuing professional development program in paediatrics from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.