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2014-02-25 13:43:31

A computerized safety checklist that automatically pulls information from patients' electronic medical records was associated with a threefold drop in rates of one serious type of hospital-acquired infection, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. The study, conducted in the hospital's pediatric intensive care unit, targeted bloodstream infections that begin in central lines - catheters inserted...

2014-02-04 23:04:39

Establishes pediatric program in Vietnam to improve acute care delivery and outcomes. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Global Healing, a leading non-profit organization devoted to providing modern medical equipment and supplies to the developing world, announced an award of $50,000 from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to support a program at the National Hospital of Pediatrics in Hanoi, Vietnam. The program’s focus is to improve acute care delivery for an estimated 2.1...

2012-10-22 22:15:37

"Off label" drugs are medications that have not been tested for safety or efficacy for a specific patient age or condition. New research presented Oct. 21 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans found that off-label treatments were ordered for 96 percent of all pediatric patients, and 100 percent of patients ages 13-17, in the intensive care unit of an urban children's hospital. In "Off-Label Drug Use in the Pediatric Intensive Care...

2012-10-01 23:00:08

Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida (PCCSF), one of the premier providers of pediatric critical care in Florida, recently received an Honorable Mention from the 2013 Family-Centered Care Innovation Award for their work at Joe DiMaggio Children´s Hospital, the leading children´s hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Hallandale Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida (PCCSF), one of the premier providers of pediatric critical care in...

2012-04-16 21:56:30

The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is a precious resource. With limited number of beds and resource-intensive services, it is a key component of patient flow. A new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine reveals that while a large PICU observed for the study delivered critical care services most of the time, periods of non-critical care services represented a barrier to access for new patients. At times when a bed was needed for a new patient, the PICU had beds being used...

2011-07-29 10:20:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will host an open house at the Children's Hospital Association (CHA) Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) July 29th, and will open to patients in early August. The new 17,000-square-foot space features 12 private patient rooms that provide families with state-of-the-art technology and a comfortable healing environment while their child is in the PICU. Children's PICU provides care...

2011-05-03 00:00:03

A study documents reduction in hospital mortality over ten years in a children's hospital without a Pediatric Emergency Medical Team (PMET), according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Hospital-based PMETs have been advocated as an approach to reduce rates of in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest and mortality (death) among children. Several previous studies that have evaluated outcomes before and after...

2011-01-25 16:54:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edward Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI) have partnered to bring the first Ronald McDonald Family Room in Illinois to Edward Hospital. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/CG36290) The Edward Foundation has also launched the public phase of its KidsCare Campaign to raise funds for a complete renovation of newborn and...


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