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.
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
You will receive a certificate after completing a short quiz to use in your professional development portfolio.