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.

Determining a clinical pathway for MIS-C

COVID-19 update: where pandemic is headed

Keeping patients safe during the pandemic

Healthcare professional resources

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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

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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.

Listen to our podcast episode regarding MIS-C

Learn about our clinical pathway for MIS-C

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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

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.

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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

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 at multiple locations. Referrals and appointments are required.

Find family-friendly testing information

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.

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.

Children's Colorado location and service updates

We've reactivated pediatric services that were temporarily suspended, and we’re ready to accept your patients for specialty services.

Get the details

N-95 mask decontamination

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.

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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

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Coronavirus research and innovation

From rapidly implementing SARS-CoV-2 testing to joining various research studies, our physician researchers are committed to responding and sharing their knowledge with the medical community.

Get an inside look at our response to COVID-19

COVID-19 nurse research repository

Find up-to-date literature on COVID-19 and other historic epidemics for nursing researchers and nursing leaders, created by our Nurse Scientist Program.

Search the repository

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Additional COVID-19 professional resources

Clinical guidance for pediatric COVID-19

Our Scientific Advisory Council has issued guidance on COVID-19 and ibuprofen, corticosteroid use, antiviral treatment and more. Use the Google Chrome browser to access the files via Agile MD.

Get the latest guidance and clinical pathways

Recent Charting Pediatrics episodes

Find all episodes

COVID-19 telephone triage protocols (updated November 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:

  • Symptoms of MIS-C
  • Testing FAQs
  • 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 healthcare professional who might find them helpful and delete any older versions. (The release date is on page 1.)

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