Children's Hospital Colorado

Rebroadcast: Taking Care of Adult Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic (S3:E49)

As COVID-19 cases surge across the United States and Europe, some pediatricians are being called into service to care for adult patients. In this rebroadcast of season 3 episode 49 aired on April 24, 2020, we provide a refresher for our pediatric colleagues who are being asked to care for this overflow of adult patients.

Listen to hospitalists discuss tips for caring for adult patients during the pandemic

In this episode William Aaron Manning, MD, and Steven Humphrey, MD, join us for a case discussion around functional and high-yield adult medicine topics that might be useful for pediatricians asked to care for adult patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Manning is a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Colorado and is Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Humphrey is a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode, our experts discuss:

  • Resources available to support pediatricians caring for adult overflow patients during COVID-19
  • Talking to adult patients about their medical wishes and medical durable power of attorney
  • Case examples of common adult differentials
  • Pharmacological and mechanical tools for VTE prophylaxis
  • Inpatient management of patients with type 2 diabetes
  • Management of patients with chronic hypertension
  • Management of patients with a history of alcohol misuse
  • Assessment and treatment of patients with severe chest pain and myocardial infarction
  • Treatment of pulmonary embolism
  • Major differences in the management of pediatric versus adult patients
  • How to use consultants when caring for adult patients

Resources for providers:

Treatment of infectious diseases at Children’s Colorado

Our pediatric experts in the Infectious Disease Program at Children's Colorado provide a breadth of expertise ranging from laboratory-based research to the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. Pediatricians can treat many infectious diseases, but when unique or different symptoms are present, it’s important to refer to a pediatric specialist. We are prepared and ready to treat patients with suspected or confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus. Our clinical staff has been specially trained on how to identify, isolate and treat patients with this and other contagious illnesses.

Refer a patient to Children’s Colorado.