COVID-19 and lung ultrasound: reasons why pediatricians can support
adult COVID-19 units during critical epidemiologic periods
AbstractThe massive raise of COVID-19 cases all over the world is leading to
unprecedented pressures on healthcare services. Growing evidence is
highlighting that COVID-19 is a systemic condition that requires doctors
with multiple expertise. Paediatricians are trained in these skills.
Considering the issue of staff shortage that is facing every country in
the world, and the complexity of COVID-19, paediatricians may represent
an important source of ready and skilled specialists that can quickly
translate the paediatric practice in the COVID-19 care. We report our
experience of paediatricians engaged in the fight against COVID-19
within adult COVID-19 wards. In particular, we focus on the importance
of a skill of some paediatricians in their clinical practice, namely the
use of lung ultrasound which has also become fundamental in the
management of adult patients with COVID-19, especially for some
categories such as pregnant women.