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  • 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

    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.

  • 06/20/2017 - 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.

  • 06/02/2017 - 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

  • 06/02/2017 - 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.

  • 05/25/2017 - 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

  • 05/24/2017 - 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. 

  • 05/10/2017 - 14:41

  • 04/28/2017 - 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.'

  • 04/28/2017 - 13:02

    Each year the Save Lives: Clean your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.

    May 5th is World Hand Hygiene Day, and the World Health Organization urges you to focus on the fight against antibiotic resistance in the context of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes. Learn more about the campaign by visiting the WHO site, and get involed on social media by using the hashtag #cleanyourhands & #worldhandhygieneday.

    In recognition of this campaign, OPENPediatrics is pleased to feature the video (Hand Hygiene) by Debra Morrow.