How tech is transitioning pediatrics to a ‘new norm’September 26th 2022
Throughout human history, technology has shaped every aspect of how we live and has allowed us to live longer, healthier lives. Read how technological advances in pediatrics are transitioning the specialty into a new normal.
Helping children achieve learning milestones in pediatric practice encountersJuly 25th 2022
The annual back-to-school physical examination offers an opportunity to ensure that children haven't missed important learning goals, particularly due to the pandemic.
Will primary prevention strategies reduce the incidence of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome?April 26th 2022
It may not be included in the differential diagnosis and can seem like it's cyclic vomiting syndrome, but a cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome diagnosis can be found through diligent history and compassionate care.
Consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental and behavior health of every kid and teenMarch 22nd 2022
As we begin to navigate our way through year 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's time to question whether mental and behavioral concerns have been ignored.
Have you reached out to your parents and teens during this pandemic?December 16th 2021
It may have been months since you've seen some patients as a result of COVID-19. Reaching out to patients and their families can be important to determining if there are red flags.
Is it COVID-19 or CAP? A look at diagnostic decisions and treatments for 2021-2022October 18th 2021
Between the subtle differences between viral and bacterial pneumonia and the demands or beliefs of certain parents can make an accurate diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) more difficult.
Managing pandemic related obesity in schoolsSeptember 28th 2021
School nurses and nurse practitioners play an important role in assessing the child’s health status related to obesity, potential for co-morbidities, and implementing appropriate management strategies.
Returning to school, once again, during a surging COVID-19 pandemicAugust 24th 2021
Children are returning to school, amidst a pandemic that is surging and even more dangerous for the pediatric population. How can pediatric nurse practitioners keep children safe?
Are primary prevention strategies altering the course of the perfect storm?February 23rd 2021
As the 2020-2021 influenza season loomed, many in health care worried that the seasonal disease would add to the extraordinary burden of coronavirus disease 2019 and create a perfect storm. Have various prevention strategies helped prevent this potential issue?
Let’s continue to be vigilant in our practices to prevent medical errors, thus attaining what we all strive for: helping our pediatric/adolescent patients return to their normal thriving state of health and well-being.
Hyperactivity, learning disabilities, and social isolation…COVID-19 and its effects on ADHDOctober 26th 2020
COVID-19 has created many stresses: mental, job-related, and health. For some caregivers, these stressors are complicated further with caring for a child with attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
Emerging dermatologic conditions in the presence of COVID-19 pandemicSeptember 21st 2020
Growing evidence indicates that COVID-19 impacts more than the respiratory system. Clinicians should keep an eye out for dermatologic conditions that may be associated with the illness.
Let’s proactively stop another public health nightmare!August 20th 2020
This is the critical moment in time for all health care providers to proactively stop this potential public health nightmare by speaking with all parents and adolescents about the absolute need for everyone to receive the influenza vaccine.