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  • 10/11/2017 - 16:46

    OPENPediatrics is excited to announce the launch of our latest course, Aligning Patient-Provider Expectations for Informed ConsentThis course, produced in collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice,​ focuses on improving communication and relational skills during the informed consent process to better align provider and family expectations, with a specific focus on surgical informed consent.

  • 10/09/2017 - 14:47

    International Infection Prevention Week takes place the third week of October each year, and raises awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety. Each of us—patients, families, and healthcare personnel—has an important role to play in keeping patients safe from infection. Do your part—and hand hygiene is key! 

    The 2017 theme for International Infection Prevention Week is Antibiotic Resistance. Learn more at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) website. Also, be sure to participate in the Twitter chat on October 17th using hashtag #IIPWChat and #IIPW.

  • 10/03/2017 - 16:34

    Dear OPENPediatrics Community,

    OPENPediatrics is conducting our annual survey and would love to hear from you! We would be extremely thankful if you took time out of your busy day to give us feedback. Please let us know what you like about OPENPediatrics, what we can improve, and what you would like to see us do in this coming year. All results will be kept anonymous, and the survey should only take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Again, thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, we appreciate your input!

    Participate in the survey here: 

    The OPENPediatrics Team

  • 09/22/2017 - 19:42

    World Heart Day was created by the World Heart Federation and is celebrated every September 29th. World Heart Day aims to inform people around the globe that cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.5 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD.

  • 09/13/2017 - 17:25

    Each year sepsis affects more than 25 million people worldwide, and it is the #1 cause of death in young children. Although in the U.S sepsis kills more people each year than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined, surprisingly only about 55% of adults have even heard of sepsis. To help combat this issue, the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) established September 13th as World Sepsis Day to increase awareness and bring attention to this global health problem. The World Sepsis Day website offers many ways you can participate in and support World Sepsis Day.

  • 08/23/2017 - 18:42

    Help us make OPENPediatrics more effective and helpful by participating in an online focus group: Evaluating the impacts of online communities of practice: The case of OPENPediatrics. Ongoing professional development is a challenge for many clinicians and other health professionals, especially those practicing in pediatric fields due to factors such as lack of time and lack of access to high quality learning materials from reliable sources (Carolina & Carolina, 2010; OPENPediatrics, 2015). Communities of practice, especially online forms like OPENPediatrics, can help address this problem. Such communities can provide access to state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques with the potential to improve quality of care (Bates, 2015; Gardner, Bridges, & Walmsley, 2012; U.S. Department of Education, 2011).

  • 08/01/2017 - 17:23

    OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the launch of our latest continuing education course, Brain Death Examination. In this course, participants will learn about how to systematically approach making the diagnosis of brain death in patients, including the required components of the clinical examination with a dedicated focus on how to perform an apnea test. This course will offer both nursing and physician continuing education credits. Clincians can also earn Maintenace of Certification credit through the American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Internal Medicine for completion of this course.

  • 07/18/2017 - 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.




  • 06/27/2017 - 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.

  • 06/26/2017 - 13:31


    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.