Despite the increasing proportion of pediatric patients with obesity, there is little data about pain sensitivity and analgesic requirements in this population. A new study finds no significant association between increased BMI and higher perioperative pain scores in pediatric patients, and suggests weight-based analgesic dosing is prudent.
New Chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s shares her views on mentoring, burnout and areas of opportunity in pediatrics.
Cleveland Clinic’s implementation of the neonatal early-onset sepsis calculator at its birthing hospitals has led to a decrease in empiric antibiotic use and blood work evaluations.
To help combat the opioid crisis, nurses in the mother/baby unit at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital have implemented several new protocols aimed at selective use of narcotic medications.
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Nurses at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital found data scarce on link between delaying the first bath and breastfeeding exclusivity so they conducted a study of 1,000 births.
Rooming-in care for newborns can lead to one unintended consequence – an increased risk for newborn falls. A nurse-led initiative at Cleveland Clinic helps preserve the benefits of rooming-in while preventing newborn falls.
It’s stressful for parents of NICU patients to leave their side. Cleveland Clinic’s three NICUs installed NicView® cameras so parents can view live online streaming of their babies on phones, tablets and computers.
The pediatric PACU at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus changed its workflow related to postoperative pain orders and reduced patient length of stay by 23 percent.
Interim Chair Rita Pappas, MD, highlights the best of the best from 2017 — from VADs to living donor liver transplants.
Accurately evaluating seizure types and locations in pediatric patients is critical to treatment. A multidisciplinary team at Cleveland Clinic developed a simple tool for nurses conducting seizure interviews.