Course Summary

Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in children is not well understood in the pediatric population. Common symptoms include fever and respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms. In some cases there have been rare findings of liver disease. Treatment includes medical management of antibiotic administration, which includes laboratory and possibly radiological testing. Pediatric patients diagnosed with COVID-19 can show signs of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The number of COVID-19 infected children is significantly less than the number of COVID-19 infected adults. The mortality risk for children infected with COVID-19 is not known. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviews and reports on all pediatric cases of confirmed COVID-19 infection.

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Course Syllabus

  • I.      Introduction
  • II.     Epidemiology and Pediatric Cases
  • III.    Transmission and Disease Spread
    • 1.      Transmission in Children
    • 2.      Breastfeeding
  • IV.    Clinical Presentation
    • 1.      Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
  • V.     In-Patient Treatment
    • 1.      Symptomatic and Supportive Care
    • 2.      Antibiotics
    • 3.      Antiviral Therapy
    • 4.      Adjunctive Therapies and Other Antivirals
  • VI.   Outpatient Treatment
  • VII.   Infection Control
    • 1.      Social Distancing
    • 2.      Masks and Face Coverings
    • 3.      Other Home Care Issues
  • VIII.  Case Study: COVID-19 in an Infant
  • IX.    Summary


Noah H. Carpenter, MD

Dr. Noah Carpenter is a Thoracic and Peripheral Vascular Surgeon. He completed his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and medical school and training at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Carpenter completed surgical residency and fellowship at the University of Edmonton and Affiliated Hospitals in Edmonton, Alberta, and an additional Adult Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has specialized in microsurgical techniques, vascular endoscopy, laser and laparoscopic surgery in Brandon, Manitoba and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and in Colorado, Texas, and California. Dr. Carpenter has an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Calgary, and was appointed a Citizen Ambassador to China, and has served as a member of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories, Canada Science Council, and the International Society of Endovascular Surgeons, among others. He has been an inspiration to youth, motivating them to understand the importance of achieving higher education.

Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Dana Bartlett is a professional nurse and author. His clinical experience includes 16 years of ICU and ER experience and over 27 years as a poison control center information specialist. Dana has published numerous CE and journal articles, written NCLEX material, textbook chapters, and more than 100 online CE articles, and done editing and reviewing for publishers such as Elsevier, Lippincott, and Thieme. He has written widely on the subject of toxicology and was a contributing editor, toxicology section, for Critical Care Nurse journal. He is currently employed at the Connecticut Poison Control Center. He lives in Wappingers Falls, NY.

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