Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome and COVID-19

Publication Date: 24 February 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about the clinical presentation of severe SARS-COV2 disease; discuss the nutritional recommendations for critically ill children in the PICU setting; and outline a plan for nutritional rehabilitation in the weeks following severe SARS-COV2 disease.

Course Objectives:

• Describe the clinical presentation of critically ill children with severe SARS-COV2 disease. 
• Discuss the nutritional recommendations for critically ill children in the PICU setting. 
• Outline a plan for nutritional rehabilitation in the weeks following severe SARS-COV2 disease.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.6, 8.1.1, 8.2.1
  • Run Time: 47

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Luise Marino, RD, PhD

Clinical Academic Paediatric Dietitian 
Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care, Paediatric Cardiology 
Southampton Children's Hospital 
Southampton, UK
Luise joined Southampton Children’s Hospital in 2013, working clinically in Neonatal / Paediatric Intensive Care and Cardiology. Prior to this she spent 15 years working in various academic hospitals in South Africa, of which four years were spent as the dietetic manager at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, in Cape Town. Following her return to the UK, she completed a PhD fellowship at Imperial College London, considering the role of HSP70 and the relationship to glutamine in the critically ill child. Luise has a HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Fellowship considering “Growth and nutrition of infants with congenital heart disease: development of guidelines and a digital home monitoring programme to support families”. She is the current Chair of the British Dietetic Association Paediatric Cardiology Interest Group. Luise has published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters and is involved in collaborative research projects within the Children’s Hospital. Luise’s research interest aims to characterise the nutritional journey of infants and children with acute and chronic disease with a focus on those with congenital heart disease, and how the development of pragmatic pathways for nutritional rehabilitation could promote healthy growth and reduce parental stress.
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