Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues
June 16, 2015This past weekend, Special Olympics New Jersey held its 2015 Summer Games. Any physical activity does carry risk of injury for my patients with developmental disabilities and parents have to take some extra precautions. One issue that almost always comes up for my patients with Down syndrome is why they need neck x-rays prior to participating in Special Olympics.
June 11, 2015As part of a CHOP series demonstrating various Pediatric Exams, Christina Master, MD, Minds Matter co-director and sports medicine physician, walks healthcare professionals through a typical diagnostic concussion evaluation.
May 14, 2015To reduce risk of a trip to a playground resulting in an injury, counsel parents to provide supervision and visit playgrounds that have loose fill materials under equipment rather than grass or soil. Learn other practical tips to share so kids can safely enjoy the adventures of the playground.
April 14, 2015New research from CIRP@CHOP suggests pain assessment using the Color Analogue Pain Scale, even during acute medical care, can play a role in screening for risk of ongoing Post Traumatic Stress symptoms.
March 3, 2015Now in its 3rd year, this one day Diagnosis and Management of Concussion conference provides continuing education for clinicians and school personnel such as athletic trainers and school nurses. Hear from CIRP experts and others on May 9, 2015.
February 10, 2015CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) has developed new bullying prevention resources for families, educators, and youth violence stakeholders, including a recorded webinar and downloadable fact sheets.
January 27, 2015CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative is hosting a webinar on the topic of bullying prevention for educators, school counselors, and administrators in elementary and middle school grades.
January 20, 2015To help nurses build additional skills in how to provide trauma-informed care, the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress is now offering free continuing education courses on the HealthCareToolbox.org website. These trainings are based on the “DEF Protocol” which helps nurses address distress, emotional support, and family needs in a systematic manner.
January 12, 2015Nurses play a key role in children’s physical and psychological recovery from injury. We are often the first to recognize and respond to the emotional impact of injury on families. A new study published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing provides the first systematic look at what nurses think and do with regard to trauma-informed care for children.
January 8, 2015While a new study in Pediatrics confirms current best practice, media headlines might confuse families and healthcare providers. Here are messages to reaffirm.