• Policy Position
  • March 24, 2020

Pediatric Elective Surgery/Procedure Guidance

To aggressively combat the COVID- 19 disease, the nation’s children’s hospitals recognize that conservation of critical pediatric resources such as specialized ventilators and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential, as well as limiting exposure of patients and staff to the virus. Attached is proposed guidance to limit non-time sensitive pediatric surgery and procedures, and to assist policymakers in the management of vital health care resources for children during a time of crisis.