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Mohan Pammi

COVID-19 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Speaker: Mohan Pammi , MD, PhD, MRCPCH
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by the WHO in March 2020. As the medical community dealt with the implications of rapid spread and high mortality and morbidity of the infection, many changes focused on infection control became paramount in the neonatal intensive care unit including attendance at delivery. We will review the manifestations of covid infection in neonates, risks of vertical and horizontal transmission, its impact on the delivery of neonatal care including visitation policies, restrictions on parental visitations, personal protective wear, social distancing, virtual rounding, breastfeeding, universal surveillance and changes in workflow and costs in the NICU.