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

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3 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Millennial Employees
April 18, 2018

It takes a different approach to recruit and retain 20- and 30-somethings.

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New Study Shows Omega Fatty Acid Supplement Reduces Autism Symptoms in Preemies
April 12, 2018

Omega supplementation study showed positive changes in autism spectrum disorder assessment scores.

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Chronic Pain in Pediatric Patients
April 11, 2018

Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit at Kennedy Krieger Institute takes pain management beyond the scale.

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Accidental Opioid Ingestion Leading to Increase in PICU Admissions
April 10, 2018

Rising number of children need PICU treatment following opioid ingestion.

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What Doctors Can Do to Improve Health Literacy
April 3, 2018

Providers should meet patients and families where they are, providing content they can access that is user-friendly and engaging.

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Nurse and Patient Reconnect Decades After Tragedy
April 3, 2018

Thirty years after a tragic bus accident, a post on Facebook helped Quinton Higgins reconnect with the nurse that saved him.

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Helping Patients on Mechanical Ventilators Live Life Beyond the ICU
April 2, 2018

Children's Hospital Los Angeles reflects on first patient to go home on mechanical ventilator 40 years ago.

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5 Quality and Safety Projects Ready for Replication
March 21, 2018

From clinical effectiveness to sepsis detection in the emergency department, here are ideas any hospital can implement.

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New Oral Medication for Cancer Leads to Positive Results in Pediatric Patients
March 21, 2018

Larotrectinib is being studied across 25 hospitals in adults and children, with pediatric patients showing a positive response with solid tumors.

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How 3 Children's Hospitals are Eliminating Errors, Infections in the NICU
March 15, 2018

Three initiatives making big patient-safety strides in children's hospital NICUs around the country.

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A Parent's Perspective on Patient Safety
March 15, 2018

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

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Pediatric Residents Change Lives
March 15, 2018

Examples of how hospitals innovate within their residency programs to help residents improve their skills, expand their horizons and better serve ...

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3 Technologies Boosting Patient Safety at Children's Hospitals
March 15, 2018

Cutting-edge technology in pediatric health care has had a significant effect on patient safety in children's hospitals.

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How 3 Children's Hospitals Improved Medication Safety
March 14, 2018

Medication errors are one of the biggest safety issues facing hospitals today. Here's how children's hospitals are making a difference.

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3 Actions to Improve Sepsis Detection and Management in the Pediatric Emergency Department
March 8, 2018

Data plays a key role in helping this hospital document the treatment of sepsis patients.

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Two Questions That Help Screen Pediatric Patients for Depression and Suicide
March 8, 2018

Rady Children's Hospital is screening all patients over the age of 12 in the emergency department.

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What Happens When a Nurse and a Doctor Co-lead a Hospital Safety Team
March 8, 2018

Leadership partnership has rapidly decreased preventable patient harm at Riley Children's by blending the expertise of physicians and nurses.

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5 Children's Hospitals Making Big Improvements in Pediatric Quality
March 7, 2018

From 110 entries, the Pediatric Quality Award judges narrowed the field. All entries brought quality improvement practices to light that other ...

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Why it’s Important to Track Outpatient CLABSIs
March 7, 2018

Efforts to engage front line staff members, patients and families can lead to a decrease in CLABSI rates.

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Increasing the Number of Safety Events Staff Members Report
March 7, 2018

Despite an increase in safety event reports in past years, Children's National Medical Center leadership saw opportunities to increase the number of ...

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Defining Nurses’ Roles During Family-Centered Rounds
March 7, 2018

How the original IPASS concept is being adapted and used as a way to engage patients and families and improve the quality of care.

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Military Funds Research of Cannabis-based Autism Treatment for Kids
March 1, 2018

Trial aims to study the effectiveness of cannabidivarin on irritability and repetitive behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Program Supports NICU Parents While Helping Babies' Neurological Development
March 1, 2018

Goslings program's mission is to promote neurological development for medically fragile patients.

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The Flu and Sepsis: Mandatory ED Screenings Detect Deadly Condition
February 21, 2018

Here's how one children's hospital is working to rapidly detect sepsis, which has new importance during flu season.

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Community Health Spotlight: Engaging Local Leaders in Community Health Strategy
February 20, 2018

Engaging community leaders in planning for community health can help hospitals meet their goals while working with those who have the ability to ...