Articles

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

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COVID-19 Resources for Children's Hospital Educators
April 2, 2020

COVID-19 resources for children's hospital educators including free online training and course bundles for transitioning clinicians to unfamiliar units.

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Leader’s Perspective: In Crisis, Practice Kindness, Communication
April 1, 2020

One children’s hospital CEO says it’s important for leaders to be visible during this time and interact with staff on a human-to-human level.

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Addressing the Surge of Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 1, 2020

Find new guidance on limiting elective procedures and improving surge capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pediatricians' Podcast Connects with Families on COVID-19
March 24, 2020

How two physicians used their podcast Kids Considered to provide relevant and accurate information on coronavirus in a time of confusion.

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Study: Less than 2% of Youth Opioid Overdose Patients Receive Recommended Treatment
March 19, 2020

There are three common factors that prevent children’s hospitals from using medication in instances of opioid overdose.

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Leadership Tip The Key to Good Decision Making
March 19, 2020

Good decision-making starts with hearing people out.

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New Pediatric Study Examines COVID-19 Cases in Kids
March 18, 2020

An examination of pediatric coronavirus cases in China shows the potential effect on kids.

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Does White Bagging Pose a Risk to Patient Safety?
March 13, 2020

The practice is increasing as a way of managing costs, it can create potential patient safety concerns.

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COVID-19: Ways to Prepare Your Children's Hospital Now
March 12, 2020

As the U.S. prepares for a surge in cases, children’s hospitals should consider these keys to a proper response.

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Inform the Community About Your Hospital's Response to COVID-19
March 11, 2020

Whether families have a sick child or are seeking routine care, many look for guidance on COVID-19 safety practices.

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Leader's Perspective: Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus in the U.S.
March 11, 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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Leader's Perspective: What it Takes to Lead in a Children's Hospital
March 11, 2020

One CEO dishes on his philosophy for being prepared to take on a leadership role and the importance of advocacy.

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Children's Hospital Finds QI Inspiration in Manufacturing
March 11, 2020

The key is finding processes that lead to better care—no matter where those processes originated.

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Integrating Medical and Psychosocial Needs in Pediatric Patients
March 4, 2020

This children's hospital established a community partnership to help drive better outcomes for patients.

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Focus on Staff Education and New Practices Reduce ED Escalations in Behavioral Health Patients
March 4, 2020

Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., created a task force specifically focused on creating safer environments for encounters with patients in the ED.

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Tele-Mental Health Program Shows High Engagement and Improvement for Students
March 4, 2020

With a 96% engagement rate, Texas is showing how children’s hospitals, states and schools can partner to bring behavioral health care to kids and reduce stigma.

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Matching Families With Behavioral and Mental Health Needs
March 4, 2020

Community health navigators have a role in connecting families to mental health care services.

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Using Telemedicine to Treat Behavioral Health Patients in the Emergency Department
March 4, 2020

This process saves patients and families time, reduces costs and improves care.

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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.