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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927681/adapting-an-evidence-based-pediatric-acute-asthma-exacerbation-severity-assessment-tool-for-pediatric-primary-care
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Anne T Magpuri, Jane K Dixon, Ruth McCorkle, Angela A Crowley
INTRODUCTION: The purposes of this project were (a) to examine criteria derived from evidence-based pediatric acute asthma exacerbation assessment tools, asthma scores, and the acute asthma prediction rule validated and used in the emergency department and (b) to adapt these criteria for pediatric primary care. METHOD: The three stages of the project included (a) identification of criteria in a literature review, (b) validation of the criteria by an expert panel, and (c) adaptation of the criteria in the design of an assessment tool...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918994/meaningful-methods-for-increasing-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-rates-an%C3%A2-integrative-literature-review
#2
Kristin Vollrath, Susan Thul, Jenny Holcombe
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and is a well-known cause of oropharyngeal, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, and anal cancers. Despite the proven efficacy of the HPV vaccine, vaccination rates remain persistently low. Much literature has focused on attitudes toward the HPV vaccine; however, researchers have also investigated strategies clinicians can use to improve vaccination attitudes and acceptance. Such strategies include provider education, vaccine reminder/recall, and chart audit and feedback...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916250/successful-integration-of-pediatrics-into-state-health-care-reform-efforts
#3
Judith S Shaw, Susan E Varni, Elizabeth Cheng Tolmie, Mary Kate Mohlman, Valerie S Harder
Health care reform in Vermont promotes patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) and multi-disciplinary community health teams to support population health. This qualitative study describes the expansion of Vermont's health care reform efforts, initially focused on adult primary care, to pediatrics through interviews with project managers and facilitators, CHT members, pediatric practitioners and care coordinators, and community-based providers. Analyses used grounded theory, identifying themes confirmed by repeat occurrence across respondents...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916249/diagnostic-errors-impact-of-an-educational-intervention-on-pediatric-primary-care
#4
Julianne Nemes Walsh, Margaret Knight, A James Lee
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of our study was to determine the impact of an educational program on a provider's knowledge related to diagnostic errors and diagnostic reasoning strategies. METHODS: A quasi-experimental interventional study with a multimedia approach, case study discussion, and trigger-generated medical record review at two time points was conducted. Measurement tools included a test developed by the National Patient Safety Foundation, Reducing Diagnostic Errors: Strategies for Solutions Quiz, additional diagnostic reasoning questions, and a trigger-generated process to analyze medical records...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888348/nursing-across-the-lifespan-implications-of-lifecourse-theory-for-nursing-research
#5
Randi A Bates, Lisa M Blair, Emma C Schlegel, Colleen M McGovern, Marliese Dion Nist, Stephanie Sealschott, Kimberly Arcoleo
Despite the lifecourse focus of nursing clinical care, nursing research largely remains cross-sectional or process-oriented within silos determined by patient characteristics such as age, acuity, or disease process. Incorporating interdisciplinary lifecourse theory into pediatric nursing research provides the opportunity to expand nursing theories and research beyond practice, age, and disease silos. One such theory is the Lifecourse Health Development (LCHD) framework. LCHD takes a more expansive view of health development from preconception through old age based on the premise that health is a consequence of transactions between genetic, biological, behavioral, social, and economic contexts that change as a child develops over time (Halfon & Hochstein, 2002)...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870495/depression-in-the-school-aged-child-with-type-1-diabetes-implications-for-pediatric-primary-care-providers
#6
Caitlyn M Alvar, Jennifer A Coddington, Karen J Foli, Azza H Ahmed
Depression is a common comorbid condition experienced by children with type 1 diabetes that, if undiagnosed, can lead to deterioration in glycemic control and other serious health complications. Although it is documented that children with type 1 diabetes experience high rates of depression, a comprehensive clinical guide does not exist to help direct the pediatric provider on how to best care for these children. The purpose of this article is to synthesize current evidence to aid the pediatric primary care provider in the detection and management of depression in the school-aged child with type 1 diabetes...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870494/health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-of-a-telehealth-care-coordination-intervention-for-children-with-medical-complexity-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Wendy S Looman, Robyn L Hullsiek, Lyndsay Pryor, Michelle A Mathiason, Stanley M Finkelstein
The purpose of this study was to explore health-related quality of life (HRQL) and family impact in the context of an advanced practice registered nurse-delivered telehealth care coordination intervention for children with medical complexity (CMC). This was a secondary outcomes analysis of a randomized controlled trial with 163 families of CMC in an existing medical home. HRQL and family impact were measured using the PedsQL measurement model. Bivariate and analysis of covariance analyses were conducted to explore associations at baseline and the intervention effect over 2 years...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870493/incontinentia-pigmenti-a%C3%A2-summary-review-of-this-rare-ectodermal-dysplasia-with-neurologic-manifestations-including-treatment-protocols
#8
Carol Greene-Roethke
Incontinentia pigmenti is a rare neuroectodermal dysplasia caused by a defect in the IKBKG gene (formerly known as NEMO). There are 27.6 new cases per year worldwide; 65% to 75% are sporadic mutations, and 25% to 35% are familial. It is usually lethal in males, but females survive because of X-inactivation mosaicism. The disorder is typically identified by unique skin findings, a series of four stages that emerge throughout the first year of life. The central nervous system manifestations in the eye and in the brain cause the most disability...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866436/exploration-of-parent-provider-communication-during-clinic-visits-for-children-with-chronic-conditions
#9
Barbara K Giambra, Stephen M Haas, Maria T Britto, Ellen A Lipstein
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to explore the communication behaviors demonstrated by parents of children with chronic conditions and provider team members when communicating about the child's care in outpatient clinics using concepts from the Theory of Shared Communication (TSC). METHODS: This was a secondary data analysis of 30 previously recorded pediatric clinic visits. Communication among parents and provider team members was analyzed using a researcher-developed coding scheme based on the TSC...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844430/child-maltreatment-screening-and-anticipatory-guidance-a%C3%A2-description-of-pediatric-nurse-practitioner-practice-behaviors
#10
Gail Hornor, Deborah Bretl, Evelyn Chapman, Pamela Herendeen, Nancy Mitchel, Barbara Mulvaney, Saribel Garcia Quinones, Brigit VanGraafeiland
INTRODUCTION: Given the number of children affected by child maltreatment and the dire consequences that can develop, prompt identification of child maltreatment is crucial. The purpose of this study was to describe pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) practice behaviors related to screening and providing anticipatory guidance for child maltreatment and its psychosocial risk factors. METHOD: The Risk Assessment Survey was developed for this study by 12 PNPs, all of whom were members of NAPNAP's Child Maltreatment Special Interest Group to ensure face validity; all 12 PNPs were content experts in child maltreatment...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826576/using-a-parent-coordinator-to-support-the-role-of-the-pediatric-nurse-practitioner-in-care-coordination
#11
Anna-Liisa Bentti Vockell, Janet Wimberg, Maria Britto, Abigail Nye
The role of the pediatric nurse practitioner is becoming more complex with time. Both patients and the health care system are becoming more intricate. Effective support of the PNP can consist of a nonclinical professional who is a parent of a chronically ill child. Support including data entry, preclinic planning, self-management support, appointment scheduling, research, and between-visit follow-up can be provided from the perspective of a parent. This article will describe the role of a parent coordinator who was hired in part to provide support for a pediatric nurse practitioner in a primary care clinic for patients with asthma...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822674/increasing-parental-knowledge-related-to-the-human-papillomavirus-hpv-vaccine
#12
Joseph J Cipriano, Robert Scoloveno, Angela Kelly
INTRODUCTION: The purposes of this study were to evaluate parental attitudes toward general vaccination protocols and increase parental knowledge of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. METHODS: A nonprobability convenience sample (N = 75) using a pre-/postintervention study design was conducted in a pediatric office in southern New Jersey. The Parental Attitudes Module measured the general disposition toward having children receive any type of vaccine. The HPV Knowledge Survey was a second tool used to specifically measures knowledge of the HPV vaccine...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822673/the-financial-impact-of-a-hospital-based-care-coordination-program-for-children-with-special-health-care-needs
#13
Janine M Petitgout
Care coordination programs are important in caring for medically complex pediatric patients, particularly for children with special health care needs. This study is a retrospective financial analysis of a hospital-based care coordination program involving one procedural subgroup of children with special health care needs: those receiving pediatric tracheostomy. Hospital records were reviewed for patients who received a tracheostomy at a large Midwestern U.S. hospital from 1999 through 2015. The population was divided into two subgroups: patients who received a tracheostomy before the development of a care coordination program and patients who received a tracheostomy after enrollment in the care coordination program...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801165/child-care-health-consultation-improves-infant-and-toddler-care
#14
Rosemary Johnston, Beth A DelConte, Libby Ungvary, Richard Fiene, Susan S Aronson
INTRODUCTION: Many families enroll their infants and toddlers in early education and child care programs. The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics recruited 32 child care centers that care for infants and toddlers to be linked with a child care health consultant (CCHC). METHOD: Project staff assigned the centers alternately to an immediate intervention or a 1-year delayed intervention (contrast) group. At entry into the project, and then 1 and 2 years later, an evaluator assessed center compliance with 13 standards for infants and toddler care selected from Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards (3rd ed...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760317/evaluating-the-use-of-a-stability-guideline-for-long-term-ventilator-dependent-children-discharging-to-home-a%C3%A2-quality-improvement-project
#15
Jacquie Hanks, Catherine A Carrico
INTRODUCTION: Defining stability before discharge for children with severe chronic lung disease requiring home ventilation has historically been dependent on an individual provider's opinion. METHODS: An institutional guideline based on expert opinion was used for patients who were first discharged home on mechanical ventilation. A retrospective review determined if the guideline was used. Electronic medical record changes were initiated to improve compliance with the guideline...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760316/developing-a-transition-care-coordination-program-for-youth-with-spina-bifida
#16
Amanda Seeley, Linda Lindeke
INTRODUCTION: This quality improvement pilot study focused on developing and facilitating readiness for transition in youth with spina bifida. The results contribute to a broader institution-wide initiative at a subspecialty pediatric organization. METHODS: The clinical roles of six nurse care coordinators were restructured to add responsibility for transition care coordination. Together, parents, youth, and nurse transition care coordinators created and implemented individualized family-centered care plans focused on improving self-management and readiness for transition to adulthood...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760315/parental-opioid-abuse-barriers-to-care-policy-and-implications-for-primary-care-pediatric-providers
#17
Michelle K Spehr, Jennifer Coddington, Azza H Ahmed, Elizabeth Jones
Parental opioid use is affecting the physical, developmental, and mental health of the pediatric population nationwide and raises questions of safety when these children remain in the care of opioid-addicted parents. Pediatric providers face many barriers to identifying and caring for children beyond the neonatal period who have been affected by parental opioid abuse both in utero and in the home. These barriers include communication between providers and services, identification of intrauterine exposure, parental opioid abuse screening, and knowledge of child protective services involvement...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734618/association-of-asthma-illness-representations-and-reported-controller-medication-adherence-among-school-aged-children-and-their-parents
#18
Jennifer Sonney, Kathleen C Insel, Chris Segrin, Lynn B Gerald, Ida M Ki Moore
This study examined the relationship between asthma illness representations and reported controller medication adherence of school-aged children (6-11 years) with persistent asthma and their parents. Thirty-four parent-child dyads independently reported on asthma controller medication adherence and asthma illness representations. Hierarchical regression analyses were used to test parent and child illness representation domain variables as predictors of reported medication adherence. Parent beliefs about medication necessity versus concerns was a significant predictor of parent-reported adherence (β = ...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728707/complex-pediatric-constipation-a-case-study-of-a-child-with-a-malone-appendicostomy
#19
Lisa C Witte, Michelle Tate
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688940/thoracostomy-tube-removal-implementation-of-a-multidisciplinary-procedural-pain-management-guideline
#20
Lisa M Ring, Anne Watson
OBJECTIVE: Thoracostomy tubes are placed following cardiothoracic surgery for the repair or palliation of congenital heart defects. The aim of this project was to develop and implement a clinical practice guideline for the provision of optimal analgesia during removal of thoracostomy tubes in pediatric postoperative cardiothoracic surgery patients. METHODS: Methods used include a nonexperimental design utilizing chart audits to determine baseline documentation as well as procedure note evaluation to determine both baseline documentation and compliance with the new guideline...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
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