ICU Management of COVID19 +ve Infants and Children
Many of our referring centres have asked for guidance in the current climate, in case they have to ventilate an infant or child in the short term as transport services become stretched.
We realise that the acute pressure will be on adult services and are still expecting to take children to PICU wherever possible, but it is likely that there may be some delay in our response times.
To this end, the South West England Paediatric Critical Care ODN has republished simple, one-page guidance on the management of ventilated children in general ICUs. This guidance can be downloaded here.
Please continue to refer and discuss all children requiring critical care support with WATCh in the normal way, by calling 0300 0300 789.