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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 15:09

OPENPediatrics has released a new feature providing free video conferencing for our groups. The feature is easily accessible within every group and is available for all community members to use. To access the new feature, visit any group you belong to and you will now see a Video Conferences tab. In the Video Conferences tab, group administrators have the capability to schedule video conferences and invite group members to participate. Group members can join video conferences from listings on this page. The video conferencing system is designed to work in low-bandwidth conditions and on computers and mobile devices.

 

       

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 19:35

Fifteen projects from nine countries have been selected by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) for innovative and impactful approaches to today’s most urgent education challenges

 

June 27, 2017 – The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) announced the fifteen 2017 WISE Awards finalist projects.

Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote innovative projects from around the world that are addressing global educational challenges. The fifteen finalists come from nine countries.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 13:31

2017 WISE AWARDS: THREE US PROJECTS IN THE RUNNING

OPENPediactrics, PhET Interactive Simulations and the Speed School Project are among 15 finalists chosen by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) for their innovative and impactful approaches to today’s most urgent education challenges

June 27, 2017 – OPENPediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, PhET Interactive Simulations by the University of Colorado Boulder, and the Speed School Project by the Luminos Fund have been selected as three of the 15 finalist projects for the 2017 WISE Awards.

Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote innovative projects from around the world that are addressing global educational challenges.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 17:34

OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the launch of our newest curricula, Break Free from Depression (BFFD). The program, developed by the Boston Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships program, is designed for use in high school classrooms to increase adolescents’ awareness about depression and suicide, educate youth how to recognize symptoms of depression and warning signs of suicide and provide strategies for accessing help for oneself or for a friend.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 18:26

On the unanimous recommendation of the Executive Board of the WHO, the Seventieth World Health Assembly adopted the resolution Improving the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of Sepsis” during its annual General Assembly meeting in Geneva (May 22-31, 2017). The resolution represents a major achievement for the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) in working to achieve its vision of "A World Free of Sepsis".

Background

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 18:18

GENEVA – Sepsis, one of the most prevalent but misdiagnosed, deadly diseases, was established as a global priority today by the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

On the unanimous recommendation of the Executive Board of the WHO, the WHA adopted the resolution to improve, prevent, diagnose, and manage sepsis through a series of actions directed at developed and developing countries around the world. The resolution was adopted at the seventieth WHA, which is meeting between May 22-31 in Geneva.

Sepsis, commonly referred to as ‘blood poisoning’, is the life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection results in organ dysfunction or failure. Sepsis is often confused with other conditions in its early stages, with delayed recognition of the signs and symptoms quickly leading to multi-system organ failure and ultimately death.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:58

On the occasion of the World Health Assembly passing a resolution on sepsis, the Global Sepsis Alliance, IAPO, and the German Federal Ministry of Health have hosted the 'WHA Side Event on Sepsis' in Geneva on May 24th, 2017. View video of the event below:

Participating Speakers:

Chair 
00:00:00 Sir Liam Donaldson, WHO Envoy for Patient Safety

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 15:56

OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the launch of our newest Continuing Education course, Pediatric Defibrillation, Cardioversion and Transcutaneous Pacing. Pediatric cardiac arrests from life-threating arrhythmias are a rare event, however, it is imperative pediatric healthcare providers remain knowledgeable and skilled with the procedures and equipment used for the management of a cardiac arrest to facilitate timely, lifesaving resuscitations. This management includes the competent use of electrical interventions comprising of defibrillation, cardioversion and transcutaneous pacing. 

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 14:15

Florence Nightingale was a trailblazing figure in nursing who greatly affected 19th- and 20th-century policies around proper care. She was known for her night rounds to aid the wounded, establishing her image as the 'Lady with the Lamp.'