CAR T-cell therapy offers pediatric patients hope, but also can bring numerous physical and emotional roller coaster experiences for the family.
Donna Hallas PhD, PNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP
A commitment all healthcare professionals must make to their individual professions, the interprofessional community and patients, and to themselves is to become life-long learners.
I recommend trying “Riddle me this! – as pediatric providers we tend to enjoy playing and many of us enjoy the challenges of active engagement in online learning that is also informative.
‘Quality diagnostic reasoning’ curbs medical diagnostic errors.
Mental health is a critical component of pediatric overall health. Early recognition of subtle signs and symptoms of mental health problems followed by immediate treatment is an equally critical element to ensure the establishment of normal mental health throughout development.
Drs. Bass and Valasek’s article in the August 2018 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics titled “Sports-related concussion: When it’s OK to return to play” provides a comprehensive review of sports-related concussions (SRC).
No one wants to make an error, let alone an error that is life threatening. How can individual or group providers create a culture of safety within their practices?
I recommend reviewing and strongly considering the implementation of the pilot project of Drs Dickson and Fontana including the six-step approach for oral health care in pediatric practices.
Hugs, whether giving or receiving them, make us feel good. Hugs are comforting, demonstrate caring acts of kindness, and genuinely express an emotional interaction, with or without words between 2 or more individuals.
Jane Mendle, PhD’s research at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, investigating the long-term psychological effects of early puberty has significant implications for our practices as pediatric nurse practitioners—and for all healthcare providers.