Articles

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

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Leader's Perspective: Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus in the U.S.
February 19, 2020

As the death toll climbs internationally, children’s hospital leaders are stressing the importance of screening everyone and taking prompt action for those exhibiting symptoms.

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Study: 1 in 4 Hospitalized Kids Receives Antibiotics They Don't Need
February 14, 2020

A study reviewed medical records of more than 11,000 pediatric patients to identify suboptimal antibiotic prescriptions.

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Inside One Doctor's Mission for Pediatric Heart Patients
February 12, 2020

This physician is the driving force behind a pediatric-specific device for kids with congenital heart defects.

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How One Children's Hospital is Reducing Patient Harm
February 4, 2020

The implementation of a new safety principle focuses less on what goes wrong and more on what goes right.

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Explore Quality and Safety Improvements with Pediatric Health Care Professionals
February 4, 2020

At the Quality and Safety in Children’s Health Conference, a variety of speakers share best practices and attendees collaborate to uncover answers to pediatric-specific challenges in health care.

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Children's Hospitals Partner with Community Organizations
January 30, 2020

Partnerships between children's hospitals and community organizations have demonstrated improvement in targeted populations.

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Onboarding at a Diverse Greenfield Hospital
January 30, 2020

Three educators helped open the pediatric inpatient and outpatient units of a new hospital. They worked to establish policies, educate staff, and begin taking patients while adjusting to the realities of health care in the middle east.

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3 Emerging and Enduring Challenges in Pediatric Health Care
January 30, 2020

Children's hospitals are trying different ways of doing things in the face of evolving challenges.

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Using Antibiotics to Treat Appendicitis
January 30, 2020

This patient's participation in an antibiotic study for appendicitis treatment set the stage for a quick recovery.

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Mindfulness-Based Training Can Help Those in Stressful Health Care Environments
January 30, 2020

A military veteran design mindfulness-based training to assist those in extreme stress environments.

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Nurse Uses Her Personal Breastfeeding Experience to Relate to Others
January 30, 2020

This nurse uses her own experience to help moms navigate breastfeeding issues.

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The Secrets to Stellar Customer Service in Health Care
January 30, 2020

Give hospital employees the skills and confidence to tackle tough customer service challenges.

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Broader Newborn Screening Could Lead to Better Outcomes
January 30, 2020

A pediatric genetic expert discusses her efforts to screen newborns for 13 additional disorders.

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Enhancing Diversity in the Nursing Workforce
January 30, 2020

This hospitals program recruits nurses from underrepresented groups.

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Nurse's Hospital Stay Inspired Her Career
January 30, 2020

After surgery for a serious physical abnormality, Lisa Turni knew she wanted to be a nurse.

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Children's Hospitals Enter 2020 With Renewed Focus on Priorities
January 30, 2020

A new year presents new opportunities.

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The QI Project that Helped a Children's Hospital Improve Patient Flow
January 29, 2020

Through a more efficient discharge system, Cincinnati Children’s reduced costs to families and insurers, and improved the overall patient experience.

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Improving Care for Children with Special Needs in a Health Care Environment
January 23, 2020

Program that individualizes care and promotes a safe place for healing and wellness.

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Study: Telemedicine Visits Linked to More Antibiotic Prescriptions for Children
January 23, 2020

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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Leadership Tip: The Power of Asking Questions
January 23, 2020

R. Lawrence Moss has worn many different leadership hats on his way to becoming president and CEO of Nemours Children's Health System.

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High-touch Cleaning Bundle Reduces Bloodstream Infections
January 21, 2020

Implementing new cleaning practices in patient rooms can reduce some hospital-acquired infections.

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Flu season update: More prevalence of influenza B
January 17, 2020

Amid flu season, flu activity is unpredictable, and children’s hospitals are taking internal measures to keep staff prepared.

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2019/2020 PLS Infographic
January 6, 2020

PLS courses are under a constant review cycle to ensure the most recent evidence-based information is available to learners in an engaging way.

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Pediatric Residency Programs: Giving Back
January 2, 2020

Julie B. Osborn, M.D., was so inspired by the children’s hospital team that saved her life she became a doctor and joined the team.

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Clinical Surveillance Helps Prevent Hospital-Acquired Infections
December 31, 2019

Clinical surveillance isn’t new for some children’s hospitals, but the practice is evolving thanks to better technology and being implemented more broadly.