Children's Hospital Colorado

Resources for Healthcare Professionals: What You Need to Know About COVID-19

Experts at Children's Hospital Colorado are committed to maintaining important and timely information for healthcare professionals, here and through our Epidemiology Alert. Please use PedsConnect or Children's Colorado Connect to view the Epi-Alerts. Contact Physician Relations if you would like to set up an account to view this information.

Reopening schools amid COVID-19

Kawasaki disease or MIS-C: what we're learning

COVID-19 resources for parents and families

Healthcare professional resources

FAQs about the coronavirus

We know your patients and their families have questions about COVID-19. Find answers to frequently asked questions and more information from local and national authorities, curated and updated regularly by experts at Children's Colorado.

Read answers to FAQs

Doctor with mask explaining something

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C)

Starting in late April, clinicians started reporting rare cases of children presenting with a severe inflammatory syndrome potentially associated with COVID-19.

Learn what we know

Listen to our podcast episode regarding MIS-C

Mental health and COVID-19

Providing primary care during a pandemic also means anticipating that baseline levels of anxiety, depression and stress will increase. Get recommendations from our experts in pediatric psychology on how to screen for mental health issues and when to make a referral.

Review our recommendations

Two children wearing medical masks

COVID-19: effects on children with chronic illnesses

We know your primary questions for our experts are likely around children with chronic illnesses or other health conditions. Fortunately, current information suggests that most kids are unlikely to become severely ill with COVID-19.

COVID-19 return to play guidelines

It's hard to know when and how kids should return to sports. Our providers offer guidance on making this return as safe as possible for sports organizations, coaches and primary care providers.

Read our advice

A boy throws a baseball from the pitcher's mound.

Coronavirus research and innovation

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, pediatric experts across Children’s Colorado came together to respond. From the rapid implementation of testing to participation in various research studies, our providers are committed to helping and sharing their knowledge with the medical community.

Learn more about our research

Children's Colorado professional resources

COVID-19 expanded PCR community testing

We are now offering COVID-19 testing to community providers, EMS and healthcare workers, children and their caregivers – including those who are asymptomatic – in Aurora and Colorado Springs. Referrals and appointments are required.

Read an overview on when to test for SARS-CoV-2 from the CDC

Serologic testing for COVID-19

Serologic testing debuted at Children’s Colorado in late May. Now you can order an antibody test like any other lab test.

Children's Colorado location and service updates

We're reactivating services that were suspended temporarily due to the pandemic, and we’re ready to accept your patients for specialty services.

Read our updated plans

Children's Hospital Nurse smiling with a mask on

COVID-19 nurse research repository

This repository is a source for nursing literature specific to epidemics and pandemics. Nurses, nursing researchers and nursing leaders can use this searchable repository to find information related to COVID-19 and historical epidemics to support their pandemic strategy development.

Search the repository

 

N-95 mask decontamination for community providers

We’ve transitioned from the UV decontamination process for N-95 masks to the new Bioquell Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide process. This allows masks to safely be decontaminated up to 20 times.

Woman wearing N-95 face mask in a hospital.
Bag of plasma being held by someone wearing blue gloves.

Convalescent plasma for COVID-19

The request for convalescent plasma must come from the provider directly caring for the patient. Providers need to complete an eIND request through the FDA using form 3926.

Read about plasma donations

Telemedicine resources for PCPs during the COVID-19 crisis

To help PCPs work through operational concerns regarding the health and safety of your patients and staff, services for patients, telehealth functionality, PPE and more, we have collected resources to guide you in implementing telemedicine services.

See our telemedicine resources

A provider performs an ultrasound while another provider observes using Telehealth

Provider town halls

Since March 19, Children’s Colorado has hosted weekly interactive sessions answering pediatricians' most frequently asked questions about SARS-CoV-2. In June, the frequency of our town halls changed to every other Thursday, alternating between continuing medical education and COVID-19 updates.

Send your thanks

Have our experts helped you or your patients during the coronavirus pandemic? Now you can send a personalized thank you note to the location of your choice. We'll display your "gratitude gram" for our frontline workers to see.

Share your gratitude

Health worker

Additional COVID-19 professional resources

The CARES Small Business Economic Disaster Loan Program

President Trump signed the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act on March 27, 2020. This Act provides small businesses (<500 employees) with working capital loans up to $10 million to help them overcome the temporary loss of revenue. These funds must be used to retain workers by maintaining payroll, pay mortgage interest, lease and utility payments.

There are many key requirements and loan terms that our team has detailed for your reference. Please review our CARES Act information (.pdf) in detail and email our Physician Relations team with any questions.

COVID-19 telephone triage protocols (updated July 2020)

Bart Schmitt, MD, Medical Director of General Pediatric Consultations and the Pediatric Call Center at Children's Colorado, has authored protocols designed to triage patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and exposure to COVID-19 during office hours. Updates include:

  • Expanded list of symptoms for COVID-19
  • Symptoms of MIS-C
  • Testing FAQs
  • Isolation information for asymptomatic patients
  • Tips for recognizing child abuse during the pandemic

Download the COVID-19 Telephone Triage Exposure Protocol (.pdf)

Download the COVID-19 Telephone Triage Suspected or Confirmed Protocol (.pdf)

Please share these updated protocols with office triage nurses and any health care professional who might find them helpful and delete any older versions. (The release date is always found on page 1.)

Additional Children's Colorado resources

Our team is actively working to provide you with ongoing updates through various channels for the latest information on COVID-19. Please use the following resources curated by our experts to help you during this pandemic.

Charting Pediatrics podcasts

Other professional resources

RD0003FFC14BD3