Sari Ahlqvist-Björkroth, Ylva Thernström Blomqvist, Jenni Nyberg, Erik Normann, Anna Axelin
INTRODUCTION: The communication skills of healthcare professionals play a crucial role in successful shared decision-making with parents in neonatal intensive care. Improving communication skills can be achieved through practice and reflection on personal experiences after authentic interaction events with parents. The process of reflection typically involves three phases: description, reflection, and critical reflection. In this study, our aim was to explore the acceptability of the Reflective Group Dialogue intervention and its effectiveness in supporting the reflective process...
2023: Frontiers in Pediatrics
B O Okusanya, C I Nweke, D O Akeju, J Ehiri
INTRODUCTION: Nigeria has a low uptake of early infant diagnosis (EID) of HIV despite its high pediatric HIV infection rate. Efforts to increase the EID of HIV have been limited by many factors. This research assessed EID uptake and challenges service providers experienced in providing routine care for HIV-exposed infants. METHODS: This is a mixed-method study at primary health centers (PHCs) in Lagos state, Nigeria. The quantitative component of the research was a review of the PMTCT Infant Follow-up Register at a purposive sample of 22 PHCs of Lagos State...
September 28, 2023: BMC Health Services Research
Eran Ben-Arye, Jun Mao, Eduardo Bruera, Noah Samuels, Yael Keshet, Richard T Lee, Dina Ben-Yehuda, Elon Eisenberg, Gil Bar-Sela, Pesach Shvartzman, Lynda G Balneaves, Michal Shani, Martin Ellis, Debu Tripathy, Shifra Ash, Avishay Elis, Zvi Vaknin, Ruth Ofir, Elad Schiff
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the feasibility of implementing the joint guideline on integrative medicine for pain management in oncology, published by the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), for integrative oncology (IO) services in supportive and palliative care. METHODS: A qualitative research methodology was co-designed by the SIO-ASCO guideline committee, with the Society for Complementary Medicine, Israel Medical Association (IMA)...
September 26, 2023: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Caroline di Gangi, Maren Hermans, Maissa Rayyan, François Eyskens, Karel Allegaert
To learn what mothers know about newborn bloodspot screening (NBS), the procedure, and the sources used, a pilot study was performed. An online questionnaire was developed, with the first part focused on characteristics and the NBS procedure, and the second on knowledge, information sources, and health care providers (HCPs). This questionnaire was accessible until 200 answers were received. The characteristics of respondents were representative for the population. Mothers gave verbal consent in 69.5% of cases, 12...
September 18, 2023: Children
Cassie N Weyland, Katherine B Salciccioli, Taylor Beecroft, Emily N Soludczyk, Shaine A Morris
Hereditary thoracic aortic diseases (HTAD) such as Marfan syndrome (MFS), Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS), and vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (VEDS) frequently result in complex cardiovascular pathology that can lead to premature death. However, given limited research and lack of detailed pediatric management guidelines, practice in the U.S. is largely guided by personal experience and/or advice from other professionals. A REDCap survey was composed that covered topics including genetic testing, imaging, and medication choice (all in children), among others...
September 27, 2023: Pediatric Cardiology
Suzanne Evans, Maureen Legg
School nurses play a major role in school readiness and emergency management, collaborating in safety assessment of schools and leading efforts to ensure the overall wellness of each child. Sudden cardiac arrest is a growing concern among students, and schools are a place of gathering, not only of our students and educators but also for the community, as family and friends support children in performances, sporting events, and religious or cultural activities. Implementing a school Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (CERP) provides a lifesaving resource for the entire community...
September 27, 2023: NASN School Nurse
Edward Alan Glasper
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September 26, 2023: Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing
Luis F Sanchez-Espino, Nadia Luca, Elena Pope, Ronald M Laxer, Andrea M Knight, Cathryn Sibbald
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence and types of psychosocial complications of juvenile localized scleroderma (JLS), also known as morphea, an inflammatory and sclerosing disease involving the skin, fascia, muscle, and bone are poorly understood. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of PUBMED, EMBASE, Cochrane Skin Group Specialized Register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) between 2000 to 2020 using search terms: "scleroderma, localized" or "Morphea", "anxiety" or "depression" or "resilience" or "social stigma" or "quality of life" or "mood" or "stress" and limited to pediatric patients and English language...
September 26, 2023: Arthritis Care & Research
Michelle Reece-Mills, Jo-Anna B Baxter
To improve pediatric hematology and oncology outcomes, there is a recognized potential for partnerships between low- and high-resource institutions within health care systems. The SickKids Caribbean Initiative is a partnership between health care professionals at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and seven Caribbean institutions across six countries (Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago). The primary aim of the SickKids Caribbean Initiative has been to improve the outcomes and the quality of life of children in the Caribbean aged <18 years who have cancer and blood disorders...
2023: Pan American Journal of Public Health
Troy D Moon, Ibrahim Sumah, Gustavo Amorim, Foday Alhasan, Leigh M Howard, Harriett Myers, Ann F Green, Donald S Grant, John S Schieffelin, Robert J Samuels
BACKGROUND: Lower respiratory tract infections are the leading cause of mortality in young children globally. In many resource-limited settings clinicians rely on guidelines such as IMCI or ETAT + that promote empiric antibiotic utilization for management of acute respiratory illness (ARI). Numerous evaluations of both guidelines have shown an overall positive response however, several challenges have also been reported, including the potential for over-prescribing of unnecessary antibiotics...
September 25, 2023: BMC Infectious Diseases
Nagwa Ibrahim Hamad, Rasha Salah Eweida, Zohour Ibrahim Rashwan, Reem Farag Mahrous Menessy, Asmaa Mohammed Saad Khaled
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between Compulsive Digital Use (CDU), escapism, and loneliness among school-age children. DESIGN AND METHODS: A quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive correlational study was conducted at 16 governmental preparatory schools affiliated with the Ministry of Education in Alexandria, Egypt. A simple random sampling of 300 school-age children participated in the study after obtaining the informed consent from the parents/guardians and assent from children...
September 23, 2023: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Elizabeth F Horne, Steven W Thornton, Harold J Leraas, Rachel O'Brian, Emily Greenwald, Elisabeth T Tracy
BACKGROUND: Pediatric traumas are often high-acuity but are low-frequency compared to adult trauma activations. This is reflected in the relatively limited experience with these events during training. Although some principles of trauma resuscitation are similar between adults and children, there are also important differences in physiology, injury patterns, and presentation. Therefore, simulation can be used to supplement trainee exposure and enhance their ability to respond to these high-stakes events...
September 23, 2023: Surgery
Kailas Bhandarkar, Paolo DeCoppi, Kate Cross, Simon Blackburn, Joe Curry
Introduction Management of patients with total colonic aganglionosis (TCA) is challenging for paediatric surgeons. The purpose of this study was to review our institution's 20-year experience regarding long-term outcomes and multidisciplinary team management of these patients after an Ileorectal Duhamel pull-through procedure. Materials and Methods Retrospective review was conducted for all patients diagnosed with TCA in our tertiary institution. Data was collected on demographics, clinical presentation, complications, need for additional surgery and long-term effects on bowel function...
September 25, 2023: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
I Lknur Bektas, Serap Şule Oktay, Pınar Köylü, Handan Ulu, Aslı Akdeniz Kudubeş
This research was planned to determine the effect of breastfeeding on newborns' behavioral pain and comfort scores during heel blood collection. A pretest/posttest experimental-control group design was used. The research was conducted between August 2021 and June 2022. A total of 50 newborns, including 25 in each of the experimental and control groups, were included in the study. An Infant Descriptive Information Form, the COMFORTneo Behaviour Scale, the NIPS-Neonatal Infant Pain Scale, and the LATCH Breastfeeding Diagnosis and Assessment Tool were used in the study...
September 25, 2023: Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing
Vicki R Voskuil, Johanna Emmanuel, Claire Magnuson, Marisa Guidone
INTRODUCTION: This pilot study evaluated the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of the Intervention to Support Physical Activity Independence and Routine Everyday program. METHOD: This quasi-experimental single-group pretest/posttest study included adolescent girls (n = 15) who received a Fitbit Inspire 2 wearable activity tracker and participated in the seven-week Intervention to Support Physical Activity Independence and Routine Everyday program on a college campus in the Midwest...
September 23, 2023: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
Rada Artzi-Medvedik, Lyudmyla Tsikholska, Ilana A Chertok
INTRODUCTION: With the continued armed conflict impacting Ukrainian families, it is important to understand the influence of escape, displacement, and relocation on the disruption to daily life, particularly on young child feeding. METHOD: A phenomenological study explored 16 refugee mothers' experiences and perceptions of feeding young children since the onset of the conflict and following relocation to America or Israel. RESULTS: Four themes were identified from the narratives: culturally-based perceptions of young child nutrition; breastfeeding during the conflict and relocation; challenges with accessing nutritious food during the conflict and relocation; and food adaptation on relocation...
September 23, 2023: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
Katelyn DeAlmeida, Keli Blanco, Katherine Metz, Nicole L Bohr
PROBLEM: A gap in the literature exists attempting to understand the impact that the influx of pediatric psychiatric patients has had on inpatient general medicine pediatric nursing staff. METHODS: A mixed-method research study was conducted among full- and part-time pediatric nurses and nursing assistants working on general pediatric units. Quantitative data was collected via an anonymous survey using the Professional Quality of Life Scale version 5 and Support Appraisal for Work Stressors scale...
September 25, 2023: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Gitte Würtz, Christina Schmidt, Claus Sixtus Jensen, Grete Teilman, Hanne Konradsen
AIM: To explore and compare Danish health-care professionals' attitudes and knowledge towards pain management of children. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was carried out using the Pediatric Pain Knowledge and Attitudes Questionnaire. The questionnaire was distributed to all health care professionals caring for children in three hospital settings, including nurses and physicians in departments of pediatric, emergency, and anesthesia and medical laboratory technologists...
September 2023: Paediatric & neonatal pain
Seth W Gregory, Andrea J Aul, Tara M Lodermeier, Jennifer L Rodemeyer, Amy L Weaver, Brian A Lynch
This study evaluated the effect of the Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) on pediatric pain and pain management during routine immunization administration in the pediatric primary care clinic. Children 4-12 years of age ( n  = 125) presenting for a well child physical examination at a rural primary care clinic were selected to receive standard nursing care or standard nursing care plus CCLS support during routine immunization administration. Patient reported pain was measured using the Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R), and patient behavioral responses were measured during immunization administration using the Children's Emotional Manifestation Scale (CEMS)...
September 2023: Paediatric & neonatal pain
Corinne Praska, Michael B Pitt, Jordan Marmet, Rachael Gotlieb, Victoria Charpentier, Emily Hause, Katherine A Allen, Scott Lunos, Marissa A Hendrickson
OBJECTIVES: Abbreviations are often used in medicine yet may be a source of confusion for patients and their families. We aimed to determine the general public's understanding of commonly used medical acronyms. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, we surveyed state fair visitors regarding their understanding of 5 common medical acronyms. An electronic survey was administered to a volunteer sample of adults who spoke and read English and who had never trained to work in medicine or nursing...
September 25, 2023: Hospital Pediatrics
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