Tag: Pediatric Care

ECRI: Pediatric mental health crisis tops patient safety concerns

Editor's Note ECRI, on March 13, released its annual Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns, which identifies potential sources of danger for patients and healthcare staff. ECRI also provides detailed steps that organizations can take to prevent adverse incidents. Many of the concerns on the list are exacerbated by ongoing staffing…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 13, 2023

Pediatric patients benefit from calming, quiet OR environment

Takeaways • Children are not small adults. Greater attention should be paid to their fears and anxiety, and equipment and medication should be tailored to meet their needs. • All staff should have Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification. • ASCs can use toys and games as distractions to ease…

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By: Jennifer Lubell
January 19, 2023

Antiviral, antibiotic shortages cause strain on healthcare providers

Editor's Note A shortage of medications used in treatment of pediatric illnesses are causing additional challenges for healthcare providers amid spikes in respiratory viruses, according to a November 22 CNN story, reports Becker’s Hospital Review November 23. It was reported by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) that as…

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By: Bridget Brown
November 28, 2022

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