In an NASN School Nurse podcast, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Megan Roesler and Patricia Fato about the article, Long COVID - The New “Invisible” Illness: How School Nurses Can Support the Nursing and Educational Teams for Student Success.
Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast.
School-age children are not immune to COVID-19 or the pronounced and persistent symptoms associated with a long-COVID diagnosis. Students may present with a variety of symptoms affecting their physical, cognitive, and mental health. The school community should be educated on the school-based interventions and recommendations for creating an individualized safe and successful return to school plan. As we await approval for vaccinations in school-age children younger than 12 years and continue to reposition ourselves to the waves of this pandemic and new variants of the virus, understanding the medical and educational long-term effects on our students may be a long-term need.