Paramedic Chiefs of Canada – COVID-19 Webinar – A National Conversation: Part 8 – Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19 – May 28th | Recording and HandoutsJenny Abercrombie
A new syndrome, now named MIS-C, has been identified in multiple countries in the past few weeks which seems to be associated with COVID-19 infection, even if COVID was asymptomatic or unrecognized. It manifests itself as a Kawasaki-like illness and/or as Toxic Shock-Like Syndrome. It needs to be recognized as early as possible, so that monitoring, treatment, and testing can be started early in its course for the best outcomes. That makes it essential for Pre-hospital & Hospital Providers to be aware of this new syndrome, as well as looking for signs and symptoms when evaluating those younger than 21. Our guest speakers, Patricia Frost, RN, MS, PHN, PNP, Vice Chair National Pediatric Disaster Coalition, and Pam Farber, RN, EMT-P, Public Health Advisor, FirstWatch, presented the latest information on MIS-C, and what EMS needs to know for our patients and our families.
This is a continuation of our reoccurring COVID-19 Webinars, “A National Conversation” where we gather brief “snapshots” of current provincial and/or national states on a variety of pressing topics related to COVID-19. This conversation will be in the tradition originally started with a conference call among Canadian Paramedic and EMS Leaders sharing information during SARS. This highly successful collaboration of information and best practices sharing approach was continued, with help from FirstWatch, during the H1N1 and Ebola outbreaks. This session was led by Paramedic Chiefs of Canada facilitators.
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Facilitators: Kyle Sereda and Darren Sandbeck
Webinar Facilitation and FirstWatch SitRep: Todd Stout
– Silvia Verdugo, MD, MPH, Medical Director – FirstWatch
– Pam Farber, RN, EMT-P, Public Health Advisor – FirstWatch
Patricia Frost, RN, MS, PHN, PNP, Vice Chair National Pediatric Disaster Coalition
Pam Farber, RN, EMT-P, Public Health Advisor – FirstWatch
The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) are our partners in these COVID-19 webinars.
For further information visit www.paramedicchiefs.ca