ICYMI: 5 important sessions from Pediatric Academic Societies 2021

The virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting had a lot of interesting and informative sessions. Here's are 5 to check out.

Improve discharge safety with a checklist

The results of a quality improvement program with the aim of eliminating serious preventable adverse events linked to discharge, including checklists for all health care workers who interact with patients.

Using ED visits to provide counsel on contraceptives

Not every adolescent female patient has a doctor to turn to for contraceptive counseling. An investigation offered insight into whether addressing the concern at emergency department (ED) visits could work.

Non-adherence to treatment is multifactorial

The non-adherence to a treatment plan isn’t the result of one factor, but many. A presentation examined how several factors impact chronic kidney disease and organ transplantation in children.

Using an algorithm to be an upstander in the face of discrimination

When a patient or family member makes a discriminatory remark, many clinicians may not know how to respond. Here’s a look at how algorithms could help.

A study of pediatrician's adverse childhood experiences screening workflows

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with poor health outcomes over the course of a life, but there is still little information on clinical workflows to guide these implementation practices. Julia I. Reading discussed models and variations in ACE screening workflows.