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COVID-19: Effects on children

COVID-19 infection is considered mild in children despite this, there are reports of an increase in Kawasaki Disease incidence, “COVID-toes” and more. This video learning activity looks at what we know already and where to go from here.

Course Overview

Earlier this year the World Health Organisation classified COVID-19 as a pandemic. Following this the whole world has changed as a result. The speed on which the knowledge, research, and understandings of this virus is unprecedented. However due to this speed it can be hard to keep up to date with all the current data.

In this presentation “Covid-19 and the affects on children” I’ll discuss the timeline of the virus since it’s presentation and the effects on the adult population. The presentation will then look closely at what is know about how this virus is affecting children and how this differs from the adult population. Finally the presentation will explore other health concerns that are facing children through the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu.

Learning Outcomes

In this video learning activity, you will:

  • Establish a clear understanding of COVID-19, it's timeline, the effects on the adult population, and how social distancing and lockdown are effective in reducing the spread.
  • Establish an understanding of how this virus differs in children.
  • Gain an awareness of other health concerns affecting the paediatric population in the midst of a pandemic
  • Develop the knowledge in how as health professional we can identify these health concerns and support children and families throughout this unprecedented time

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1 hour

Jun 2020

Jun 2020

Aug 2022

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Meagan King

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Paediatric Intensive Care


Meagan King is one-third of the business called PAEDS. A targeted educational business developed to help support and encourage nurses across Victoria to improve confidence and knowledge when caring for children.

Outside of the business, Meagan has completed her Advanced Nursing Practice, Paediatric Critical Care and has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital for over 10 years across many wards and units. Currently, she works in PICU in the clinical nurse specialist role and has worked in multiple roles in the ICU department including clinical support, education, and outreach. Meagan loves her chosen career and is proud and excited to share and support all nurses wanting to gain a greater understanding of this patient demographic.