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3 Ways Virtual Reality is Changing Cardiac Patient Care
March 29, 2017

Pediatric cardiologists are taking inspiration from the video game and consumer technology industries to leverage virtual reality as a tool for ...

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4 Essentials Children's Hospitals Need to Know About Population Health
March 28, 2017

Here's a compilation of resources to help children's hospitals understand population health strategies and implement them.

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A Simple Way to Screen Families for Stress in the Pediatric ICU
March 22, 2017

Families are feeling stressed when their child is in the hospital. Here's how one hospital screens family members and caregivers and assesses their ...

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Transparent Safety Bulletin Helps Change Team Culture
March 22, 2017

Here's how one hospital is helping everyone on staff learn from each unintended error. The end result is improving reporting and ultimately its ...

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How This Hospital Saved $5 million in Direct Costs by Standardizing Care
March 22, 2017

Children's Hospital Los Angeles implemented strategies to reduce clinical care variation for four patient populations.

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8 Lessons From Children's Hospitals Working to Improve Sepsis Outcomes
March 22, 2017

Here are early insights from the first year of CHA's pediatric sepsis collaborative.

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3 Minutes Can Help Health Care Professionals Move From Burned Out to Resilient
March 22, 2017

To turn around your thinking, take time at the end of your day to reflect on what went well.

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Pediatric Sepsis: Victoria's Story
March 17, 2017

On a Saturday morning, Victoria, age six, woke with what her mother thought was a virus. Within two days she still had a fever and started having ...

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Pediatric Sepsis: Jose's Story
March 17, 2017

When Edna rushed her three-week old baby boy, Jose Carlos, to the emergency room, she knew something wasn’t right. Her instinct and quick recognition ...

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Pediatric Sepsis: Nathan's Story
March 17, 2017

Still recovering from a virus, Nathan came home from school not feeling well. By 4 a.m., he was struggling to breathe and in severe pain. Mom was ...

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Commentary: Medicaid and Kids—It's Not About Politics
March 16, 2017

The new Congress is working on a plan of massive cuts to Medicaid. What does this have to do with kids?

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A Parent's Perspective on Patient Safety
March 15, 2017

One of this mom’s most valued partnerships is the one she has with the children’s hospital who saved her son.

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How this Hospital Went 2,570 Central Line Days Without a CLABSI
March 14, 2017

Children's Minnesota reaches major patient safety milestone: its St. Paul PICU goes two years without a central line-associated bloodstream ...

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How this Hospital Went 2,570 Central Line Days Without a CLABSI
March 14, 2017

Children's Minnesota reaches major patient safety milestone: its St. Paul PICU goes two years without a central line-associated bloodstream ...

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Children's Hospital CEO Testifies to Congress on Importance of Training Future Pediatric Workforce
March 14, 2017

Jim Shmerling, president and CEO of Connecticut Children's Medical Center, spoke at a Capitol Hill hearing about the importance of fully funding ...

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Marijuana Legalization and the Effects on Child Health and Safety
March 13, 2017

As marijuana-laced candies, snacks and treats hit the legal market, child health and safety issues, like accidental ingestion leading to emergency ...

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Kamishibai Card Rounding Helps Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections
March 13, 2017

Using lean tools, a new program fosters rounding with a purpose, improves bundle compliance and hopes to prevent patient harm.

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Proposed Alternative to the ACA Could Negatively Affect Children
March 9, 2017

Here's what you need to know about the American Health Care Act's provisions for children on Medicaid, and what CHA is doing to urge Congress to ...

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Gender Clinic Provides Multidisciplinary Approach to Care for Children and Teens
March 8, 2017

At Seattle Children's Hospital, a gender clinic provides adolescent medicine, endocrinology and emotional health services to transgender or gender ...

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4 Ways Hospitals are Making Sure Harm Isn't Repeated
March 8, 2017

Through the Child Health Patient Safety Organization, children's hospitals share information with each other in order to prevent harm from being ...

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Antibiotic-Resistant Infections on the Rise for U.S. Children, Study Says
March 8, 2017

Antibiotic-resistant infections rose almost 700 percent in three years in children.

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Take Action to Prevent Serious Thermal Injuries in Pediatric Patients
March 8, 2017

Thermal injuries are affecting patients across the country.

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Solving the Problem of Incompatible Tubing Connections
March 8, 2017

Children's hospitals face challenges in the transition to ENFit enteral devices. Here's how one hospital is tackling the serious problem.

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New Center Aims to Advance Care and Research for Patients with Rare Diseases
March 8, 2017

To advance the care and treatment of children and adults with rare diseases, Children's National Health System announced it formed the Children’s ...

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Move Your Career Forward
February 21, 2017

There's still time in the New Year to keep learning, growing and challenging yourself to master something new.