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COVID-19 Information for Paediatric Surgeons

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Last updated 27th July 2020

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General Information

  • COVID-19 Clinical Information Sharing Group

We have created a COVID-19 Clinical Information Sharing Group on our membership portal. You will need to be signed-in to access it:

https://members.baps.org.uk/members/member_engagement/groups.aspx?id=227677

  • Journal of Pediatric Surgery : response to COVID-19

COVID Pre Proof JPS PDF

  • Clinical guide for the management of paediatric patients during the coronavirus pandemic

Specialty guide paediatrics and coronavirus_V1_17 March

  • Use of Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 disease

NSAIDs in Covid

  • Government guidance for the public

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

  • WHO information on COVID-19

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

  • GMC information on support for doctors deployed to other clinical areas

https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/supporting-doctors-in-the-event-of-a-covid19-epidemic-in-the-uk

  • Association of Anaesthetists webinar on what was known about COVID-19 (14 March)

View webinar

  • Report on measures of COVID-19 prevention and treatment taken in China

China Handbook of COVID Treatment and Prevention

  • Information for home parenteral nutrition patients from the NHS (updated 27 March)

C0106 HPN COVID patient information_UPDATED_27 March

  • Therapeutics

RCPCH research evidence summary – Therapeutics

Operative Guidance

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/national-guidance-recovery-elective-surgery-children

  • National time standards for management of non Urological Paed Surgical Conditions

https://fssa.org.uk/_userfiles/pages/files/covid19/prioritisation_master_240720.pdf

  • RCOA – Restarting planned surgery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e6613a1dc75b87df82b78e1/t/5eac2a173d65cd27933fca88/1588341272367/Restarting-Planned-Surgery.pdf

  • BAPES statement on use of MIS

BAPES guidance on laparoscopy/thoracoscopy in the context of COVID-19

  • Joint JAG statement on advice for endoscopy teams

Advice-for-Endoscopy-Teams-during-COVID-ver-2-4-published-22032020FINAL-1

  • BSPGHAN/JAG statement on use of PPE in endoscopy

https://bspghan.org.uk/bsg-jag-statement-on-personal-protective-equipment-ppe

  • Joint Royal College Statement on surgical practice (updated 3 April)

https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/standards-and-research/standards-and-guidance/good-practice-guides/coronavirus/covid-19-good-practice-for-surgeons-and-surgical-teams/

  • Clinical guide to surgical prioritisation during the coronavirus pandemic 11 April 2020 Version 1

C0221-specialty-guide-surgical-prioritisation-v1

 

Clinical Subspecialty Guidance

  • Cancer Surgery Priority Setting During COVID-19 Outbreak

https://www.cclg.org.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-children-and-young-people-with-cancer-undergoing-treatment

  • NHS England Specialty Guides

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/secondary-care/other-resources/specialty-guides/

 

Guidance for LMICs

GICS have compiled information covering:

https://www.globalchildrenssurgery.org/gics-network/covid-19-resources/

 

Research and Data Collection on COVID-19

  • COVID-19 in Children

NHS England would like to collect data on all UK children (<18 years) admitted to hospital with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

S Kenny Letter for Paediatricians

https://www.covidinchildren.co.uk/

  • COVID-19 Associated Hyperinflammatory syndrome

Prof Davenport reports on emerging evidence of a new COVID-19 association in children with Gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting, pain on swallowing & diarrhoea), shock and cardiopathy mimicking surgical pathology:

COVID-19 Associated Hyperinflammatory syndrome

South Thames Paediatric Network Presentation

Paediatric Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome

  • CovidSurg

There is an urgent need to understand the outcomes of COVID-19 infected patients who undergo surgery.

https://globalsurg.org/covidsurg/

  • ESPGHAN Patient registry for IBD patients on immunosuppression

https://research.szmc.org.il/redcap/surveys/?s=FP38CNWRLE

  • UK Symptom Tracker

Allows people to self report symptoms and is available as an app. Go to covid.joinzoe.com for more information and to download.

  • Children with AppendicitiS during the CoronAvirus panDEmic (CASCADE)
The CASCADE study aims to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of children with appendicitis in the UK and to summarise outcomes of this patient population during this time period.

 

Remote Medicine Guidance

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/C0044-Specialty-Guide-Virtual-Working-and-Coronavirus-27-March-20.pdf

https://www.gmc-uk.org/ethical-guidance/ethical-hub/remote-consultations

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/1/e009388

 

Guidance for Training

  • Link to Health Education England’s Statement on training

COVID-19 and plans for management of medical and dental training programmes

  • COVID-19 and Trainee Progression in 2020 (update IV) – 1 June 2020

COVID19_JCST Statement_update IV_ 1 June 2020

 

How to run a webinar

https://www.learnupon.com/blog/how-to-run-elearning-webinar/

www.convinceandconvert.com/digital-marketing/create-a-webinar/amp/

Support and self-care

  • Russ Harris, author of the Happiness Trap sets out his strategy for coping:

FACE COVID – by Russ Harris pdf

Russ Harris also gets referred to in the recent King’s College Hospital, Professor John Price Symposium 2020 presentations on pastoral care:

Pastoral Care for You and Your Colleagues during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Confidential Support and Advice Service – Helpline — Royal College of Surgeons

https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/careers-in-surgery/csas/