Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in the Critical Care Setting

Author(s): Kristin Atlas, MSN, CPNP-AC, ACCNS-P, Jessica Strohm Farber, DNP, CPNP-AC, Kerry Shields, MSN, CPNP-AC Ruth Lebet, PhD, RN, CCNS-P

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Feb 01, 2025

Topics: MultiSystem

Population: Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children is a new syndrome that has been hypothesized to be connected with the COVID-19 pandemic. Children are presenting—likely after SARS-CoV-2 infection or exposure—with vague symptoms including fever, gastrointestinal distress, and/or rash. This article reviews what is currently known about multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.


  • Describe a new syndrome in pediatrics hypothesized to be associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Outline current data known about MIS-C epidemiology, pathophysiology, presenting signs and symptoms, laboratory and imaging findings
  • Identify nursing considerations for these pediatric patients in critical care settings.

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