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

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Managing the Aggressive Child: A Toolkit for Safe Care
May 14, 2019

Here’s one health care system’s approach to address aggressive child emergencies across the continuum of care.

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Leadership Tip: Finding Common Ground Begins with Respect
May 14, 2019

For Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s chief medical officer, Maggie Moon, assuming the best intentions of everyone on staff is a great starting point for productive conversation.

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U.S. House Committee Proposes Increase for Pediatric Resident Funding
May 8, 2019

Committee takes a step toward increasing the nation's investment in the pediatric workforce.

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How 10 Hospitals Redefined Care for Medically Complex Children
May 7, 2019

Using new change concepts to improve care, avoid unnecessary visits and reduce spend, 10 hospitals transformed how they deliver care for children with medical complexity.

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Virtual Lactation Support Brings Breastfeeding Help Home to Mom
May 7, 2019

Virtual lactation visits are the newest telehealth offering at Children’s Physicians in Omaha, supporting new moms who can’t make in-person appointments.

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A Leader's Perspective: Leveraging Experience to Forge a New Path
May 7, 2019

Maggie Moon, M.D., M.P.H., is Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s first chief medical officer. In this role, she’s put her focus on reducing communication gaps and plotting out the future of pediatrics.

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Communication Influences NICU Experience and Long-Term Patient Outcomes
May 7, 2019

Data shows how NICU staff communicate with parents can make stressful decisions easier and improve long-term outcomes for the infant.

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ACE Kids Act Implementation and What it Means for Children's Hospitals
May 1, 2019

With the passage of the ACE Kids Act as part of H.R. 1839, focus shifts to implementation and the many questions around next steps—from policy, operating and care delivery perspectives.

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How One Children's Hospital is Responding to the Largest Measles Outbreak in 20 Years
April 30, 2019

By the end of April, the U.S. has seen its highest number of measles cases in nearly two decades. Here’s how Beaumont Children’s Hospital is responding by upping communication with its staff and the public.

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Children's Hospitals Focus on Taking Pediatric Quality to the Next Level
April 26, 2019

Over the last 20 years, children's hospitals have built foundations to advance quality to the next generation.

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How 2020 Census Data Affects Children's Health Care
April 26, 2019

The U.S. census provides data to determine funding for state and local programs that support the health and well-being of children—and helps children’s hospitals better understand and care for the populations they serve. But young kids have been undercounted in the census for decades. With the 2020 Census around the corner, here’s a look at why an accurate count of kids across the country matters.

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Minimizing Opioid Misuse in Adults and Treating Pain in Children
April 26, 2019

This pain management advocate shares his thoughts on opioids and pediatric patients.

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Family Discovers Unparalleled Support Within Pediatric Care
April 26, 2019

A hard hit during a soccer game leads to a life-changing diagnosis.

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6 Patient Safety Risks Every Children's Hospital Should Assess
April 26, 2019

Children's hospitals don't have to experience a serious safety event to learn from it. Here are six patient safety risks every hospital can assess now to find vulnerabilities.

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Strategies for Health Care Leaders to Navigate During Times of Change
April 26, 2019

These leadership concepts can be a lifesaver during times of organizational change.

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Screening Pediatric Patients and Families for Food Insecurity
April 26, 2019

Nationwide Children's Hospital's primary care network is helping connect families to community resources.

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Patient Safety Project Aims to Reduce Alarm Fatigue in the NICU
April 26, 2019

This team used human factors to increase the saliency of actionable alarms in the NICU.

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The Next Epidemic: Vaping
April 26, 2019

E-cigarette use continues to grow in popularity among teens. Health care providers can help them understand the issue.

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Mom Becomes a Pediatric Nurse in the Same Hospital that Cared for Her Son
April 26, 2019

Before she started working at Children's Medical Center Dallas as a nurse in 2017, Kim Arnold spent eight and a half years at the hospital as a patient parent with her children.

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ACE Kids Act Now Law
April 18, 2019

President Trump signs H.R. 1839, which includes the ACE Kids Act to improve care for some of the nation’s sickest kids.

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Rethinking Children's Pain Management in the Opioid Crisis
April 16, 2019

Current prescribing strategies may look like fewer opioids paired with other, non-opioid pain management tactics.

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5 Considerations for Children's Hospitals' Pain Management Practices
April 16, 2019

One pain expert says there are things providers should consider when prescribing opioids so children don’t have to endure unnecessary pain.

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Balancing Pediatric Patient Care and Effective Pain Management
April 16, 2019

How Seattle Children’s Hospital manages prescribing opioids for postoperative pain.

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Defining Opioid Misuse and Abuse
April 16, 2019

A pediatric pain medicine expert discusses striking a balance in prescribing opioids to children.

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Hand Hygiene Program Helps Hospital go 5 Years CLABSI Free
April 9, 2019

Accountability for proper hand hygiene led Children’s Hospital University of Illinois to go more than five years without a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in the general pediatrics ward.