Pediatrics

AWHONN releases new staffing guidelines

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) recently announced that it has published new perinatal nurse staffing…

Case Study: How much is enough?

Three-year-old Christy* has been in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) since birth, when she was diagnosed with McCune-Albright…

Do you know the schedule for vaccinating children?

Learn how to promote pediatric immunizations in your practice. Part of ANA’s Bringing Immunity to Every Community campaign. this handout stresses the importance of vaccinating children and their caregivers, parents, and siblings.

Do you know which vaccines are recommended for special populations?

Pregnant and postpartum women, immunocompromised
children, and persons at high risk for flu-related complications have special immunization needs. Part of ANA’s Bringing
Immunity to Every Community campaign, this handout
explains how to help ensure that these vulnerable populations are protected.

Family initiated rapid response team

Rapid response isn’t just for staff. More hospitals are allowing, even encouraging, patients and their families to make the call for help.

FDA approves head lice treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Natroba (spinosad) Topical Suspension 0.9% for the treatment of head lice in…

Pediatric lead exposure

Lead has long been known to be a toxic agent. Recently, concern has been rising regarding lead exposure in children’s…
Pediatric pain management

Pediatric pain management

An individualized, multimodal, and interprofessional approach is key for success. Takeaways: Many pediatric patients experience unnecessary pain because of undertreatment…

Pediatric stroke

Learn more about this rare but dangerous condition.

Persevering against pediatric pulmonary hypertension

Despite recent gains in treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, a cure is a long way off. Diagnosis and therapy can be tricky, and prognosis remains poor. Still, there are ways nurses can help slow disease progression and improve quality of life for a child with this condition.

Pertussis resurgence continues unabated

American Nurse Today…Online reported on the nationwide pertussis, or whooping cough, outbreak in June. Unfortunately, four months later, the updated…

Quiz Time

Which statement about breast-feeding and obesity is correct? a. Breast-feeding has no effect on the risk of obesity in children.…

Recognizing depression in children

All kids can be moody and unpredictable. But for roughly 5% of children, behavioral changes reflect depression. Learn why depression holds added dangers for children – and how you can detect it.

Take Note

2/11/10 Three steps to lower childhood obesity Preschool children who do one or more of the following have a lower…
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Take Note – December 2006

CDC recommends HIV screening for everyone New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call for routine…
kid eating healthy child girl veggies vegetable

Take Note – July 2008

Measles outbreak       Between January 1 and April 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received reports of 64 measles…
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Take Note – June 2008

Failure to rescue is most common safety mistake in hospitals       HealthGrades’ fifth annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study found…
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Take Note – March 2007

Previous hospital-room occupants may spread MRSA and VRE The risk of acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)…
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Take Note – May 2008

One in four U.S. teenage girls has an STD According to a recent federal study, one in four American teenage…
breast feeding breastfeeding baby

Take Note – November 2006

American Diabetes Association releases food guidelines for specific medical categories “When you’re talking about diabetes, there is no ‘one size…
flu shot kids note

Take Note – October 2006

CDC recommends annual flu shots for children ages 2 to 4 For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control…

Take Note – Sept/Oct 2009

Patients lose when nurse staffing is insufficient Heavy workloads and insufficient staffing affect patient care, according to about 2,000 nurses…

Touch of kindness

Helping a little victim of sexual assault brings a profound realization.

Troubling Imagery

Carolyn Jaramillo de Montoya, MSN, CPNP, may no longer be shocked, but she’s certainly exasperated by what she sees during…

Understanding seizures in children

Although seizures are scary for the child, parents, and bystanders, most pediatric seizures can be controlled or eliminated.

Victory on BPA ban in baby bottles, dishware

On March 3 the Washington State House overwhelmingly passed the “Safe Baby Bottle Act” (SSB 6248), a bill to eliminate the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles, sippy cups, and other children’s dishware, as well as from sports bottles.

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