Pediatrics

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO MANAGING PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

Background: Over the course of several months, five adolescent patients were admitted to the hospital after intentional self-injurious behaviors involving foreign body ingestion. These patients were previously living in residential treatment centers, and via social [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:37+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Pediatrics|Comments Off on A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO MANAGING PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

ANALYZE THIS: A CLINICAL PATHWAY FOR SOMATIC SYMPTOM AND RELATED DISORDERS

Background: Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders (SSRD) is an umbrella term for a wide variety of disorders commonly encountered in the inpatient pediatric setting, including conversion disorder, amplified pain syndrome, and psychogenic non-epileptiform seizures. These [...]

By | 2019-03-12T15:46:37+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Oral Presentations, Pediatrics|Comments Off on ANALYZE THIS: A CLINICAL PATHWAY FOR SOMATIC SYMPTOM AND RELATED DISORDERS

IMPROVING PEDATRIC INPATIENT SLEEP BY REDUCING EXCESSIVE OVERNIGHT VITAL SIGN MONITORING IN HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN

Background: Hospitalized children are interrupted at night for many reasons, and these disruptions may inhibit healing and contribute to illness. Through the Choosing Wisely initiative, The American Academy of Nursing advises to only wake patients [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:31+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Pediatrics|Comments Off on IMPROVING PEDATRIC INPATIENT SLEEP BY REDUCING EXCESSIVE OVERNIGHT VITAL SIGN MONITORING IN HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN

PARENTS SUPPORTING PARENTS OF HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL COMPLEXITY: A PILOT STUDY

Background: Family Partners (FP) are peer mentors trained to support parents facing clinical situations similar to what FPs previously experienced with their own children. FPs offer a family-centered, cost-effective intervention that can improve outcomes, particularly [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:48+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Pediatrics|Comments Off on PARENTS SUPPORTING PARENTS OF HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL COMPLEXITY: A PILOT STUDY