Articles

Articles from Children's Hospitals Today magazine and pediatric research journals.

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Leadership Tip: Finding Common Ground Begins with Respect
October 16, 2019

For Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s chief medical officer, Maggie Moon, assuming the best intentions of everyone on staff is a great starting point for productive conversation.

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A Pediatric Leader's Perspective: Treating the Vaping Epidemic
October 16, 2019

One pediatric pulmonologist says she’s never seen so many vaping-related illnesses in such a short time.

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Hand Hygiene Program Helps Hospital go 5 Years CLABSI Free
October 16, 2019

Accountability for proper hand hygiene led Children’s Hospital University of Illinois to go more than five years without a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in the general pediatrics ward.

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Suicide Rates in Young Females on the Rise
October 16, 2019

A study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital showed suicide among pre-teen and teen girls has tripled.

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Reducing Employee Burnout Key to Improving Quality and Safety in Health Care
October 9, 2019

Here are strategies children's hospitals can use to keep teams strong.

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New Education Model Brings School to the Children's Hospital
October 8, 2019

PedsAcademy accounts for the patient’s diagnosis and treatment to make lesson plans interesting and doable.

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Recruiting Tomorrow's Health Care Workers
October 8, 2019

Facing a shortage of pediatric specialists, several children’s hospitals are developing programs that bring potential future health care workers into the hospital to see what it’s like.

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Leadership Tip: Help Your Team See the Big Picture
October 8, 2019

As Tim Robinson transitions to his new CEO role, he’s helping hospital staff embrace the vision and live it every day.

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Calculating Measurable Outcomes of Educational Interventions
September 30, 2019

Gather quantifiable evidence to justify education initiatives

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Educating Hospital Staff on De-Escalation Strategies with the Behaviorally Challenged
September 30, 2019

The education staff at Cook Children’s has leveraged several courses from the Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health Library to maintain a safe environment, answer staff questions, and meet onboarding and training needs. Sims shared how the hospital is using three of these courses specifically.

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Study: Telemedicine Visits Linked to More Antibiotic Prescriptions for Children
September 30, 2019

A study showed that pediatric patients seen via telemedicine services are more likely to be prescribed an antibiotic, and less likely to be medically compliant.

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Leader's Perspective: What it Takes to Build a Family-First Children's Hospital
September 17, 2019

Drawing inspiration from other children’s hospitals, one Florida facility redesigned various areas to be more patient and family centric.

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The Next Epidemic: Vaping
September 17, 2019

E-cigarette use continues to grow in popularity among teens. Health care providers can help them understand the issue.

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How Artificial Intelligence is a Game-Changer for Genomics, Pediatric Health Care
September 9, 2019

As one hospital executive introduces artificial intelligence to identify genetic diseases, parents find relief in having answers.

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The 7 Things Families Care About Most
September 9, 2019

One hospital was surprised to learn that parents don’t cite patient safety as being important, and there’s a theory why.

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How a Critical Care Nurse Faced a Devastating Diagnosis
September 3, 2019

A rare heart condition for one nurse’s unborn son turned the caregiver into the patient.

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Using the EBP Model to Solve a Problem
August 30, 2019

How a team from the ANPD Education Committee studied measuring return on investment (ROI) for professional development activities.

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Single Plan of Care Connects Children's Hospital and Community Partners
August 22, 2019

How one children’s hospital connected primary and specialty care physicians, school nurses and others for improved care coordination.

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4 Ways to Improve Pediatric Mental Health Care in the Emergency Department
August 19, 2019

Here’s how one children’s hospital is ensuring behavioral and mental health patients get the care they need.

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Census 2020: The Bureau's Strategy for Accurately Counting Children
August 8, 2019

How one leader at the Census Bureau is focusing on a more accurate count of children in the 2020 Census.

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Measles and Back to School: What Providers Should Know
August 7, 2019

As back-to-school season approaches in the wake of this year’s measles outbreak, the medical community needs to know what to look for.

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Attacking the Stigma: One CEO's Approach to Pediatric Behavioral Health
July 30, 2019

As Tim Robinson settles into his new role as CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, he defines his focus on treating pediatric behavioral health with the help of community partnerships.

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Pediatric Nurse Fights Breast Cancer and Cares for Patients
July 30, 2019

This Children’s Hospital Los Angeles nurse managed an inpatient unit and opened a new inpatient center while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.

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Prepare Millennials to Step into Leadership Positions
July 29, 2019

In the face of baby boomers’ mass retirement, children’s hospitals look to prepare the next generation of leaders.

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When Children's Hospitals Partner With Each Other, Patients Win
July 29, 2019

For years, hospitals have formed partnerships with outside organizations to advance their goals of improving the lives of children and their families. Now, more children’s hospitals are partnering on clinical services to deliver the highest-quality care, increase access to services and leverage resources to create greater value.