An 8-Month-Old With a Chronic Cough
Cough is a common and chief complaint in primary care. Chronic cough, which is defined as cough lasting for a duration of 4 or more weeks by the American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines (Chang et al., 2017), requires medical attention; it is important to determine the etiology of chronic cough in infants and children. Although chronic cough can be commonly attributed to airway disorders and infectious diseases, it is important to consider less-common diagnoses and use appropriate pediatric guidelines when diagnosing and treating the underlying cause (Bergamini, Kantar, Cutrera,& Italian Pediatric Cough Interest ...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - July 12, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Teresa M. Whited, Deena D. Garner Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Human Trafficking of Children: Nurse Practitioner Knowledge, Beliefs, and Experience Supporting the Development of a Practice Guideline: Part One
Up to 87% of trafficking victims encounter a health care provider while being trafficked but are not recognized as victims. Most health care providers receive little or no training, and awareness remains low. To describe the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes of pediatric advanced practice registered nurses about human trafficking. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - July 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica L. Peck, Mikki Meadows-Oliver Tags: Practice Guidelines Source Type: research

Taking Action on Asthma: Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates in Pediatric Asthma Through Quality Improvement
Through a QI Collaborative, a school-based health center (SBHC) program was tasked with identifying ways to decrease asthma mortality and promote national asthma guidelines with evidence-based interventions. Children with asthma are at increased risk for influenza complications such as pneumonia, hospitalization, and death. Flu vaccinations reduce these morbidities. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Anna Tielsch Goddard, Vera Borkowski, Andrew Konesky, Aymi Bennhoff Tags: Article Source Type: research

Pott's Puffy Tumor: A Case Report
We describe the case of a 13-year-old boy who presented to his pediatrician's office with complaints of a prolonged headache and concomitant forehead swelling. The patient was sent to the pediatric emergency department (ED), where imaging showed a Pott's puffy tumor (PPT), an uncommon complication of chronic sinusitis. PPT consists of one or more subperiosteal abscesses of the frontal bone resulting in osteomyelitis (van der Poel, Hansen, Georgalas,& Fokkens, 2016). PPT has significantly decreased in prevalence in the pediatric population since the advent of antibiotics, but it still represents a very real source of mo...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Timothy J. Stoddard, Puneet Tung, Maria N. Kelly Source Type: research

Fostering Effective Asthma Self-Management Transfer in High-Risk Children: Gaps and Opportunities for Family Engagement
The process of self-management knowledge, behavior, and skill development in children with asthma from families with low income is understudied. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Rachel H.F. Margolis, Melissa H. Bellin, Jaclyn R. MacFarlane Bookman, Kathryn S. Collins, Mary Elizabeth Bollinger, Cassia Lewis-Land, Arlene M. Butz Tags: Article Source Type: research

Systematic Review: Feasibility, Reliability, and Validity of Maternal/Caregiver Attachment and Bonding Screening Tools for Clinical Use
Infant –caregiver attachment is crucial for an infant's immediate and long-term social–emotional development and health. Despite advocacy by the National Institute of Children's Health Quality for infant social–emotional development screening, there is a lack of identified tools for use in primary ca re. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review to identify caretaker–infant attachment self-report screening tools that would be feasible, reliable, and valid for use in primary care. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Therese L. Mathews, Margaret R. Emerson, Tiffany A. Moore, Alissa Fial, Kathleen M. Hanna Tags: Article Source Type: research

Social –Emotional Screening Protocol Implementation: A Trauma-Informed Response for Young Children in Child Welfare
Adverse childhood experiences in young children result in negative outcomes as trauma affects brain development. In child welfare services, early recognition of delayed social –emotional skills and treatment referral is essential in reducing the effects of trauma. This quality improvement pilot project implemented an evidence-based social–emotional screening protocol using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional-2 screening tool for very young children pla ced in out-of-home care through the county's child welfare system. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Michelle K. Spehr, Rosie Zeno, Barbara Warren, Pamela Lusk, Randee Masciola Tags: Article Source Type: research

Expanded Prenatal Genetic and Newborn Screening: One Family's Wild Ride
The exponential rate at which genetic testing has been integrated into routine and high-risk obstetric care has been exciting to watch. With this technical explosion, however, the knowledge surrounding the benefits and limitations of prenatal genetic and newborn screening can be overlooked by both parents and providers. The following case exemplifies how a couple with infertility who underwent comprehensive prenatal expanded genetic carrier screening and parental karyotype experienced the benefits and limitations of such testing. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sharon Anderson, Christina Botti Tags: Article Source Type: research

Creation and Implementation of a Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse Critical Care Fellowship Program
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Bonnie Stojadinovic, Christine A. Schindler, Margaret Faut Callahan, Maureen O'Brien, Tom B. Rice, Theresa Mikhailov Tags: Professional Issues Source Type: research

Pediatric Primary Care Relationships With African American Families: A Critical Review
High-quality primary care is critical to help African American families mitigate the effects of social determinants of health that negatively affect child health and well-being. At the core of primary care is a healthy relationship between the parent and provider. This critical review of the literature evaluates what is known about the parent –provider relationship for African Americans. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kara S. Koschmann, Mary C. Hooke Tags: Article Source Type: research

Clinical Practice Recommendations for Pediatric Dyslipidemia
The leading cause of mortality in the United States is atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Atherosclerotic lesions begin during childhood and can place individuals at greater risk for ASCVD. Providers play an active role in preventing the progression of risk factors and future ASCVD events through appropriate clinical management of genetic and acquired dyslipidemias in the pediatric population. Health care providers need to be aware of current recommendations related to screening for dyslipidemia, lifestyle modification strategies, pharmacologic treatment, and guidelines for ongoing monitoring. (Source: Journal...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Casey Elkins, Sharon Fruh, Loretta Jones, Katherine Bydalek Tags: Continuing Education Source Type: research

Improving Postpartum Depression Screening and Referral in Pediatric Primary Care
Postpartum depression (PPD) affects up to 20% of American mothers and, if left untreated, can have serious, lifelong effects on women and their children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatric practices screen for PPD at the 1-, 2-, 4-, and 6-month well-child checks; however, few pediatric practices oblige. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Samantha Russomagno, Julee Waldrop Tags: Article Source Type: research

NAPNAP Position Statement on Malpractice Insurance for Nurse Practitioners
The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) recognizes that nurse practitioners (NPs) need access to affordable and adequate malpractice insurance, also called professional liability insurance, to protect themselves and their patients. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Professional Issues Committee, Beth Heuer, Joe Don Cavender, Maria Lofgren, Sharolyn Dihigo Tags: NAPNAP Position Statement Source Type: research

Setting the Stage for our Next Strategic Plan
Our days as busy pediatric advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are filled with addressing the urgent concerns of our patients and families. Amidst the intensity of all the critical conversations and complex decision making, it is important to reflect on how the work we do today will impact the future of our patients ’ health and wellbeing. This year, we have a unique opportunity to craft the association's response to current trends in pediatric health and pediatric advanced nursing practice by developing our next three-year strategic plan. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Rajashree Koppolu Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Using Telehealth to Care for Children with Medical Complexity
Emerging Knowledge for Clinical Practice Podium Presentations focusing on the Research Agenda Priority of Pediatric Research: Chronic Illness, Presented at NAPNAP's 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, March 8, 2019, New Orleans, LA. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Elise Madeck Gentile, Patricia M Notario, Matthew Amidon, Denise Angst, Cheryl Lefaiver, Kathleen Webster Source Type: research

Preventing Delirium in Critically Ill Children
Emerging Knowledge for Clinical Practice Podium Presentations focusing on the Research Agenda Priority of Pediatric Research: Chronic Illness, Presented at NAPNAP's 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, March 8, 2019, New Orleans, LA. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Mary Beth Hutson Source Type: research

Implanted Ports versus Peripheral Collection: A Comparison of Methods for Therapeutic Antibiotic Level Monitoring in Pediatric Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
Emerging Knowledge for Clinical Practice Podium Presentations focusing on the Research Agenda Priority of Pediatric Research: Chronic Illness, Presented at NAPNAP's 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, March 8, 2019, New Orleans, LA. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Abby B. Sapp, Emily Rineberg, Nisha Waltermyer Source Type: research

Can I Stop Bracing Now? Utilizing Hand X-rays as Standalone Criterion for Discontinuation of Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Emerging Knowledge for Clinical Practice Podium Presentations focusing on the Research Agenda Priority of Pediatric Research: Chronic Illness, Presented at NAPNAP's 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, March 8, 2019, New Orleans, LA. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Alicia McCarthy, Megan Dempsey, Abigail Mantica, Suken Shah, Peter Gabos Source Type: research

Triple Threat: Preterm Birth, Poverty and Toxic Stress
Emerging Knowledge for Clinical Practice Podium Presentations focusing on the Research Agenda Priority of Pediatric Research: Professional Role& Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Presented at NAPNAP's 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, March 8, 2019, New Orleans, LA. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Michelle Kelly Source Type: research

Does the MCHAT-R Detect Similar Children at Risk for Developmental-Behavioral/Mental Health Problems as Broad-Band Screens like PEDS?
Emerging Knowledge for Clinical Practice Podium Presentations focusing on the Research Agenda Priority of Pediatric Research: Professional Role& Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Presented at NAPNAP's 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, March 8, 2019, New Orleans, LA. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Patricia Gellasch, Victoria Chen, Frances Page Glascoe Source Type: research

What Keeps Pediatric Nurses Up at Night?: A National Delphi
Emerging Knowledge for Clinical Practice Podium Presentations focusing on the Research Agenda Priority of Pediatric Research: Professional Role& Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Presented at NAPNAP's 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, March 8, 2019, New Orleans, LA.Prolonged exposure to morally distressing patient care experiences and other healthcare issues may lead advanced practice nurses to worry. When worry becomes excessive, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) can lose professional joy that gives meaning to their work. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Amy Ramick DNP Source Type: research

Enough Zzzs? Sleep, Snoring, and Sleep Apnea Evaluation in Underinsured Overweight and Obese Children
Emerging Knowledge for Clinical Practice Podium Presentations focusing on the Research Agenda Priority of Pediatric Research: Professional Role& Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Presented at NAPNAP's 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, March 8, 2019, New Orleans, LA. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sanghamitra M. Misra, Cassandra Garcia, Padma Swamy, Shelley Kumar, Javier Chavez, Aditi Gupta Source Type: research

Parental self-efficacy and infant feeding practices in a group of first-time, low-income, African-American mother-infant dyads
Research Poster presented at Posters on The Move, at NAPNAP's 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, March 7, 2019, New Orleans, LA. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Bahorski, Gwendolyn Childs, Lori Loan, Andres Azuero, Marti Rice, Paula Chandler-Laney, Eric Hodges, Heather Wasser, Amanda Thompson, Peggy Bentley Source Type: research

Pediatric Sexual Assault Program: 10 Years in Review
Practice Innovation Poster presented at Posters on The Move, at NAPNAP's 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, March 9, 2019, New Orleans, LA. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jennifer Molnar, Alison Rockey, Sara DiGirolamo, Jane Lavelle, Marlena Kittick, Meghan Schluckebier, Cynthia Mollen, Jeannine Delpizzo Source Type: research

Measles: Public and Professional Education
Recently, one of the students whom I was precepting at my primary care site stated “we didn't learn much about the measles.” To which I replied, “no, we haven't talked much about the measles.” Certainly, the students had memorized the standard immunization schedule and were aware of the thoroughly debunked theory linking the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism, b ut they needed a refresher on the presenting signs and symptoms of the extremely contagious viral infection and how to educate their patients and families. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Martha K. Swartz Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

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Medical Marijuana in the Pediatric Population With Epilepsy —What You Should Know
This article discusses the controversial but promising topic of medical marijuana (MM) use in the pediatric population with epilepsy. Included is the importance of MM throughout history, the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, and a literature review that provides anecdotal evidence of the positive effect MM has on children suffering from seizures. From this literature review, dosage for treatment and management is provided. Also discussed is the recent FDA-approved pharmaceutical grade CBD product, Epidiolex, for treatment of two pediatric-onset seizure syndromes, Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - June 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Michelle Markle, Donna G. Nativio Tags: Article Source Type: research

Effects of Early Initiation of Breastfeeding on Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices of Mothers in Rural Haiti
Rates and relationships of early initiation of breastfeeding (EIBF) and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) of mothers in rural Haiti were examined. Prelacteal and complementary feedings were identified. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - May 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Susan M. Walsh, Leslie Cordes, Linda McCreary, Kathleen F. Norr Tags: Article Source Type: research

Perceived Needs for Adolescent Mental Health in an Urban Community
This study elicited students’, parents’, and teachers’ perceived needs for psychological well-being in urban-dwelling adolescents. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - May 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kristen E. Rawlett, Laetitia A. N'Dri, Susan dosReis, Erica Sibinga Tags: Article Source Type: research

Immunization-Associated Pain: Taking Research to the Bedside
Immunization-associated pain is the number one cause of pain in pediatric settings. Untreated pain has many short- and long-term detrimental effects. The purpose of this project was to implement a nonpharmaceutical immunization-associated –pain prevention program. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Christina M. Cwynar, Kathryn Osborne Tags: Article Source Type: research

A Review on the Use of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Gene Modulators in Pediatric Patients
This article reviews the clinical studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of ivacaftor, ivacaftor/lumacaftor, and ivacaftor/tezacaftor. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Michael Bitonti, Laura Fritts, Tsz-Yin So Tags: Pharmacology Continuing Education Source Type: research

A Review on the Use of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Gene Modulators in Pediatric Patients
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Michael Bitonti, Laura Fritts, Tsz-Yin So Tags: Department Pharmacology Continuing Education Posttest Source Type: research

The Importance of Professional Advocacy
Nurse practitioners (NPs) and other advanced practice nurses are the front-line health care providers to millions of people every single day. Research demonstrates we provide high-quality care equal or superior to other health care providers, yet our restrictions in scope of practice are many. Common issues we face include difficulty achieving third-party payor designation, federal policies that ultimately are costlier to the system than a more streamlined approach, state-level limitations on practice that prevent us from working to the highest scope of our education and practice, and institutional restrictions that lead t...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

#NursesToo
A nurse in the operating room is the target of vulgar comments made by a surgeon over an anesthetized patient. A cardiology fellow who travels to a conference is told by an attending physician that he'll pay for one more night in the hotel if she'll share the room with him. And, after reporting the incidents to her union and to the medical center, a licensed practical nurse successfully brings legal action against a male nursing assistant who had numerous times shoved her into a closet and groped her. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - April 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Martha K. Swartz Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

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Case Report: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in PKU Disease
Phenylketonuria is a rare inborn error of metabolism. The build-up of phenylalanine in the blood and body tissues can have significant impact on the brain's development. High phenylalanine levels have been shown to be associated with an increase in neuropsychiatric symptoms, including mood, anxiety, and attention problems; decreased social competence; and low self-esteem. This case report highlights such a presentation in an adolescent with phenylketonuria. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kimberly J. Erlich Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

LGBT Youth, Sex Trafficking, and the Nurse Practitioner's Role
Sex trafficking is one of the most profitable forms of transnational crimes (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2018). Sex traffickers prey on vulnerable populations to commission these crimes. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are subject to adversity from an early age, which leaves them especially vulnerable to sex traffickers. Health care providers lack the resources, education, protocols, and policies required to protect these youth members of society. This literature review explores LGBT youth's risk factors for becoming a trafficked child, a provider's role in protecting and treating these youth...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kristie Boswell, Heide S. Temples, Mary Ellen Wright Tags: Article Source Type: research

Nurse-Led Telephone Follow-Up to Improve Parent Promotion of Healthy Behaviors in Young Children With Motivational Interviewing Techniques
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends primary care –based health promotion for obesity prevention at all visits, focusing on nutrition and activity. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Haley Schlottmann, Marion Broome, Rachel Herbst, Mary Carol Burkhardt, Anne Mescher Tags: Article Source Type: research

Outcomes of a Brief Cognitive Skills-Based Intervention (COPE) for Adolescents in the Primary Care Setting
Approximately 25% of adolescents have behavioral disorders, yet few receive treatment. Primary care (PC) screening for depression and anxiety is recommended; however treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), are rarely available in PC settings. Our aim was to determine whether the use of a CBT-based intervention (COPE for Teens) is associated with improved outcomes on measures of depression and anxiety, and to understand the patient experience. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kimberly J. Erlich, Jinnan Li, Ellis Dillon, Martina Li, Daniel F. Becker Tags: Article Source Type: research

Screening for the Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health at a School-Based Clinic
Screening and providing interventions for adverse social and behavioral determinants of health (SBDOHs) can potentially improve health outcomes. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the feasibility of screening for SBDOHs during an episodic visit at a school-based clinic and to evaluate whether it increased identification of and intervention for adverse SBDOHs. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lorraine R. Barton, Kathryn A. Parke, Carole L. White Tags: Article Source Type: research

Traditional and Nontraditional Collaborations to Improve Population Health Using Geospatial Information SystemMaps: Analysis of the Opioid Crisis
The study aims were to analyze interprofessional practice collaborations among traditional and nontraditional health care providers and to educate nurse practitioner preceptors and students on population health, specifically, implementation of geospatial information system (GIS) maps and the correlation with the opioid crisis. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna Hallas, Robin Toft Klar, Julie A. Baldyga, Ilene Rattner, Ryan Waingortin, Jason Fletcher Tags: Article Source Type: research

Relationships Between Adolescent Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Sexual Risk Behavior in Young Adulthood: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis
This study examined longitudinal associations between stressful life events and depressive symptoms, assessed during two time points of adolescence, and sexual risk behavior, assessed during young adulthood. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maryam Ghobadzadeh, Barbara J. McMorris, Renee E. Sieving, Carolyn M. Porta, Sonya S. Brady Tags: Article Source Type: research

The Pediatric Procedural Holistic Comfort Assessment: A Feasibility Study
In this study, researchers report the feasibility of implementing a newly developed psychosocial measurement instrument in clinical practice. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: April A. Bice, Richard S. Pond, Barbara J. Lutz Tags: Article Source Type: research

A Primer on Understanding Pediatric Health Care Quality Measurement
Advanced practice registered nurses implement evidence-based care guidelines and assess the quality of care delivered to pediatric and adolescent populations to ensure that the highest standards of care are provided to the patients and their families. Standardized health care quality measures allow for assessment of clinical competence, monitoring of equitable health care distribution, improvement of provider/institutional accountability, development of standards for accreditation and certification, informing of quality improvement efforts, and creation of criteria for provider incentive payments. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - March 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Beth Heuer, Audra Rankin, Imelda Reyes, Sharolyn Dihigo Tags: Research Methods Source Type: research