Vol 36 No 1

What's the cause of 50% of pediatric safety errors?

December 10, 2018

A new report dissected safety reports spanning 5 years across 3 hospital systems and found that most errors were related to EHR usability and medications-with more than 100 of these events causing patient harm.

Teen food insecurity is associated with later accelerated BMI

January 01, 2019

A longitudinal study begun when participants were aged 15 years showed that body mass index (BMI) tends to increase more rapidly over time in individuals who experience food insecurity in their early teenaged years than in those who don’t.

How to get from PCP to “PGP”

January 01, 2019

Pediatricians who go above and beyond the expected in patient care can achieve the coveted status of “PGP”- pretty good pediatrician. Follow these 10 steps to achieve that special bond with your patients.

Does knowing nursing’s maternal benefits affect the decision to breastfeed?

January 01, 2019

A survey of more than 700 women who had given birth to at least 1 child found that about one-third of women who were aware that breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer thought this knowledge had contributed to their decision to breastfeed.

Streaky pigmentation suggests larger issues

January 01, 2019

The parents of a 2-month-old boy return to the office for a well-child visit. The infant has a history of hypotonia and poor head control but is growing normally. His parents noted streaky patterns of hypopigmentation over his trunk and extremities shortly after birth and felt they were likely just “birthmarks.”

Strategies for improving developmental screening

January 01, 2019

Pediatric practices could make significant improvements to their developmental surveillance and screening processes in a short time. This project team’s initiative shows just how quickly your practice can, too.

Left lower quadrant abdominal pain, vomiting

January 01, 2019

A 4-year-old girl presents to the emergency department (ED) with a 12-hour history of progressively worsening episodic left lower quadrant (LLQ) abdominal pain and nonbilious emesis. There was no history of fever, diarrhea, hematochezia, constipation, or dysuria. The child was previously healthy, did not take any medications, and had no history of prior surgery.

Baby-led weaning: Introducing complementary foods in infancy

January 01, 2019

Baby-led introduction of complementary foods is a practice gaining in popularity among families with infants ready for the change from breast milk or formula to table foods, but it must be done in a developmentally appropriate way.