Pediatrics Resource Center

Nursing & Cri Du Chat Syndrome

This article appeared June 6 in the online edition of ADVANCE. Weiss, Thomas C. Cri Du Chat Syndrome-Facts and Information. 2010-02-21. Retrieved from: www.disabledworld.com/disabilitytypes/cri-du-chat. Latest U.S. Disability Statistics and Facts-Census Bureau News-Facts for Features: Anniversary of Americans with Disability Act. Retrieved from: www.disabled-world.com/disability.statistics/american-disability.

Nursing & Cri Du Chat Syndrome

A neat, casually dressed man enters a sunlit room and scans it. His blue eyes focus on a slender, dark haired woman, and he walks toward her and lays his head on her shoulder. Wrapping her arms around him, she kisses his cheek. “Mommy’s…

Triaging Pediatric Head Injury

Sometimes coincidence leads to a change in practice. While minor head trauma is frequently seen in the emergency department, in a 3-week period in 2010, three walk-in pediatric head injury patients with skull fractures/bleeds presented to our small community hospital ED. Each was triaged…

Triaging Pediatric Head Injury

This article appeared Oct. 12 in the online edition of ADVANCE. 1. Knapp, J. &Patel, P. (2009, September). Minor head trauma, controversies in management. Emergency Medicine, 26(18), 1-6. Retrieved Dec. 28, 2011 from the World Wide Web: http://www.cme-ce-summaries.com/emergency-medicine/em2618.html. 2. American Academy of Pediatrics. (2010). Pediatric Glasgow coma…

Abdominal Pain in Children

In midsummer, an 8-year-old girl, accompanied by her parents, presented to her pediatrician’s office for evaluation of acute right-lower-quadrant abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting. The pediatrician suspected acute appendicitis. The girl’s white blood cell (WBC) count was somewhat elevated at 14,000/mm3. But a…

Improving Immunization Compliance

The Pediatric Department at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City recognized it’s more than 1,000 patient discharges annually held an opportunity to identify children in need of vaccines and administer them before they left facility. The department reviewed immunization records of all patients admitted, captured…

Improving Immunization Compliance

This article appeared in the June 29 online edition of ADVANCE. CDC. (2011). General Recommendations on Immunization Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Retrieved Jan. 19, 2011 from the World Wide Web: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5515a1.htm Oregon.gov. (2008). Ten great public health achievements in U.S. from 1900-1999. Retrieved…

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