Pediatrics

BETTER UNDERSTANDING CLINICAL DETERIORATION IN A CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Background: Unrecognized in-hospital deterioration can lead to cardiac or respiratory arrests, and these events are often preventable. In pediatrics, in-hospital arrests are uncommon, making it difficult to identify risk factors or evaluate the success of [...]

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BURDEN OF INPATIENT CARE FOR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH CONSTIPATION

Background: Constipation is a common pediatric complaint and cause of abdominal pain in the pediatric age group. Management for constipation is generally completed in the outpatient setting, but many patients may require inpatient management after [...]

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CORE 4 ELEMENTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SUSTAINED READMISSIONS REDUCTION IN PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Background: Inconsistent transitions of care from the inpatient to outpatient setting may lead to preventable readmissions. Critical processes completed at discharge shown to reduce readmissions at our institution include admission and discharge medication reconciliation, clinically [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:36+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Pediatrics, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CORE 4 ELEMENTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SUSTAINED READMISSIONS REDUCTION IN PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL MEDICINE

DO MEDICAL STUDENTS SLEUTH? VALIDITY OF PATIENT- AND FAMILY-CENTERED ROUNDS TOOL IN RATING PRESENTER EMPOWERMENT ACTIONS OF MEDICAL STUDENTS AND INTERNS

Background: Medical students and interns are the primary communicators during pediatric patient- and family-centered rounds (PFCR). Presenter empowerment actions (PEAs) represent behaviors that empower presenters during PFCR to deliver effective, patient- and family-centered care. Third [...]

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EFFECT OF TEACHING TEAM STRUCTURE ON RATES OF NURSING AND FAMILY ATTENDANCE DURING FAMILY CENTERED ROUNDS

Background: Family centered rounds (FCR) was first defined by Sisterhen in 2007 as “interdisciplinary work rounds at the bedside in which patient and family share in the control of the management plan as well as [...]

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FACTORS INFLUENCING CAREGIVER PERCEPTIONS OF DISCHARGE EDUCATION

Background: Discharge education is a key component of safe transition from inpatient to outpatient care in the pediatric population. Project IMPACT (Improving Pediatric Patient-Centered Care Transitions) is a multi-site quality improvement project developed to improve [...]

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Major Factors of the Asthma Predictive Index are Not Enough to Identify Term RSV Bronchiolitics that Benefit from Albuterol

Background: Bronchiolitis is one of the leading causes of hospitalization in patients less than 2 years old. It can be a source of frustration for providers as numerous interventions that have been trialed throughout the [...]

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NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME LOS AND COST REDUCTION IN A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Background: In utero opioid exposure can result in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS incidence has increased five-fold in the last decade. NAS is a serious condition characterized by central nervous system hyperirritability and autonomic nervous [...]

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THE ASSOCIATION OF DISCHARGE BEFORE NOON AND LENGTH OF STAY IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS

Background: Many hospitals set targets for discharging patients before noon in efforts to optimize patient throughput. However, discharge before noon (DCBN) has been associated with increased length of stay (LOS) in an adult population. The [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:17:28+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on THE ASSOCIATION OF DISCHARGE BEFORE NOON AND LENGTH OF STAY IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS

THE USE OF NEBULIZED NORMAL SALINE FOR BRONCHIOLITIS AND ASTHMA: NOT STANDARD OF CARE

Background: Asthma and bronchiolitis are the most common respiratory ailments affecting pediatric patients worldwide. Management guidelines have been developed in an effort to standardize the treatment of these patients. Nowhere in these guidelines (both the [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:15:22+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on THE USE OF NEBULIZED NORMAL SALINE FOR BRONCHIOLITIS AND ASTHMA: NOT STANDARD OF CARE

VARIATION BETWEEN OBSERVATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND CAREGIVER PERCEPTION OF TEACH-BACK DURING PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL DISCHARGE EDUCATION

Background: Transition from the inpatient to outpatient setting presents a safety risk to pediatric patients. Project IMPACT (Improving Pediatric Patient-Centered Care Transitions) is a multi-site quality improvement collaborative developed to improve the hospital to home [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:26+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on VARIATION BETWEEN OBSERVATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND CAREGIVER PERCEPTION OF TEACH-BACK DURING PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL DISCHARGE EDUCATION

What factors predict HSV PCR CSF testing and empiric acyclovir therapy in febrile neonates?

Background: Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are one of the most clinically challenging infections of the newborn period because of the often subtle presentation and devastating consequences of a missed diagnosis. The availability of [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:14:38+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on What factors predict HSV PCR CSF testing and empiric acyclovir therapy in febrile neonates?

WHO’S COUNTING? ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF A SIMULATION-BASED TRAINING INTERVENTION ON NEONATAL HEART RATE AUSCULTATION ACCURACY.

Background: Heart rate (HR) assessment is a vital component in the neonatal resuscitation (NR) algorithm. Research has consistently found auscultation to be an inaccurate means of assessing neonatal HR and may lead to incorrect resuscitation [...]

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