Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS): providing resuscitative care
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Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS): providing resuscitative care

Mark Kempsell-Smith Advanced Clinical Practitioner, paediatrics, Princess Royal Hospital, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Telford, England
Sarah Meenan Advanced Clinical Practitioner, paediatrics, Princess Royal Hospital, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Telford, England

Why you should read this article:
  • To gain an insight into coronavirus and associated co-morbidities, specifically the rare, but potentially life-threatening, paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS)

  • To recognise the potential signs and symptoms of PIMS-TS

  • To be aware of resuscitation management of a child with suspected PIMS-TS

Little is understood about severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, there is limited literature available and few case studies exploring the observations of colleagues involved in managing patients with COVID-19. Children represent a small sample of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK but the reasons for this are relatively unknown. Most children are asymptomatic or exhibit mild symptoms from COVID-19 infection. However, a small number have been identified who develop a significant systemic inflammatory response, referred to as paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS). PIMS-TS involves persistent fever and organ dysfunction. PIMS-TS can also share clinical features with other conditions including toxic shock syndrome, septic shock and Kawasaki disease.

This article presents a case study to explore the resuscitative care provided to a ten-year-old child with suspected PIMS-TS.

Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1340

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

m80ks@outlook.com

Conflict of interest

None declared

Kempsell-Smith M, Meenan S (2020) Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS): providing resuscitative care. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1340

Published online: 10 August 2020

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