Consideration of the Management of Pediatric fever clinics During the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Outbreak

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Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 Aug 12:1-22. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2020.289. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Since the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan City, China, pediatric cases have gradually increase. It is very important to prevent cross-infection in pediatric fever clinics, how identify children with fever in pediatric fever clinics, and strengthen the management of pediatric fever clinics. According to prevention and control programs, we propose the guidance on the management of pediatric fever clinics during the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic period, which outlines in detail optimizes processes, prevents cross-infection, health protection and disinfection of medical staff. The present consideration statement summarizes current strategies on pre-diagnosis, triage, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of 2019-nCoV infection, which provide practical suggestions on strengthening the management of pediatric fever clinics during the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic period.

PMID:32782044 | DOI:10.1017/dmp.2020.289