Articles

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

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Pediatric Researchers Monitor SARS-CoV-2 Mutations and COVID-19 Variants
September 9, 2021

As the coronavirus evolves, health authorities across the world rely on the work of pediatric researchers who use genomic sequencing to track mutations.

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Leader’s Perspective: How to Handle Increasing Pediatric COVID-19 Cases
September 9, 2021

With schools opening and flu season on the horizon, children’s hospitals should plan for even higher numbers of cases.

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How Technology in a Children's Hospital Can Help Anxious Parents
September 7, 2021

SPONSORED CONTENT Digital tools can help calm anxious parents without adding to clinical workloads.

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Improving Clinical Care for Kids With Autism
August 31, 2021

A pre-visit questionnaire, EMR markers and clear guidelines give providers the support they need to care for patients on the autism spectrum.

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Leadership Tip: 2 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Staff
August 24, 2021

Asking staff from across an organization to identify the key challenges and opportunities remain pivotal to effective management, according to Cook Children's Health System CEO and President, Rick Merrill.

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Reducing Repeat Behavioral Health Crises with Personal Notes
August 18, 2021

Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, is improving outcomes for emergency department (ED) patients in suicidal crises with a low-tech solution: handwritten follow-up notes.

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Leader’s Perspective: Managing Care for Long-haul COVID Patients
August 10, 2021

The associate medical director of Pediatric Infection Control at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital shares insights into managing long-haul COVID and how health care providers can best care for this emerging population.

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Bypassing EHR Bottlenecks to Enable Faster Specialist Consults
July 30, 2021

SPONSORED CONTENT Children's hospitals use innovation to drive operational efficiencies and provide high-quality patient care.

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Childrens Hospital Patient Advocates for Others
July 23, 2021

Soraya and her family find meaning in advocacy and education.

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Addressing Medication Safety Practices in Pediatrics
July 23, 2021

Charged with catching a failure before it happens, this safety specialist concentrates on medication administration.

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Pediatric Vaccine Researcher Talks COVID-19
July 23, 2021

Pediatric researchers are at the center of the effort to vaccinate the world against COVID-19.

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Changing Leadership Roles in Children's Hospital C-suites
July 23, 2021

Children’s hospital leadership teams and their roles are evolving so their organizations can stay ahead, achieve their goals and do what they do best—caring for others.

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Leveraging Single-Checks to Improve Medication Safety
July 23, 2021

An examination of how humans interact with their environments and each other led this team to question one of its long-standing medication safety practices and change how they work.

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Children’s Hospitals Collaborate on Behavioral Health, Quality and Data
July 23, 2021

Together, we can pursue our goals to improve children’s health.

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Building Greater Equity in the Health of Children
July 23, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic and social justice movements of the last year led children’s hospitals to renew focus on their roles in building greater health equity in the care of children.

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Leadership Tip: Pay Close Attention to Detail
July 23, 2021

In a career dedicated to solving medical mysteries, a pediatric geneticist credits a measured, methodical approach to delivering care.

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Improving the Patient Transport Experience for Kids in Crisis
July 19, 2021

Nationwide Children's Hospital created a "safe car" for behavioral health-related patient transports, helping to reduce stigma and ease anxiety.

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Dismantling Structural Racism for Children's Well-being
July 13, 2021

Here’s how those who work at children’s hospitals can renew focus on building equity for the children, families and the communities they serve.

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Return to the Office: Empowering Teams and Individuals
July 7, 2021

Children's Mercy used research, industry insights and employee feedback to navigate the return to the office.

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3 Ways Children's Hospitals Are Different Than Their Adult Counterparts
July 6, 2021

A new report details how children's hospitals require specialized programming, staff and facilities to accommodate the needs of children.

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Tips for Standardizing Pediatric Education Across Health Systems
July 2, 2021

Staff from three health systems share their insights for standardizing education, and care for pediatric patients.

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Simulation Training Improves Pediatric Emergency Care
July 1, 2021

Military-inspired preparedness drives children’s hospital’s pediatric health emergency simulation program.

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Leader's Perspective: Pediatric Geneticist Delivers Difficult Diagnoses with a Personal Touch
July 1, 2021

Pediatric geneticist delivers difficult diagnoses with a personal touch.

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Training to Improve the Health Care Experience for LGBTQ Patients
June 23, 2021

Children’s hospital’s training curriculum and programs aim to provide medical students and residents the skills to identify and appropriately address LGBTQ health concerns.

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Kamishibai Card Rounding Helps Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections
June 23, 2021

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