• 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. 32, 5, 13-16. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1340Peer review
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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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