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  • 06/23/2016 - 12:43

    As we transition to the new OPENPediatrics platform we wanted to share with our users 12 things to try out on the new OPENPediatrics site. Keep in mind you will have to reset your password on your first visit to the site.

  • 06/22/2016 - 13:03

    OPENPediatrics, the free and open-access continuing education community for pediatric clinicians founded at Boston Children's Hospital, has launched a new version of the OPENPediatrics web site, designed and built in collaboration with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Division of Clinical Informatics. The new site supports all of the functions of the previous OPENPediatrics site, including our content library, public and private groups, and self-paced guided learning pathways, while adding support for browsing on mobile devices, improved library search, and a more personalized user experience.

  • 06/19/2016 - 17:12

    OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the launch of Geggel's Congenital Heart Disease Library, created and edited by Dr. Robert Geggel from the Department of Cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital. This is an interactive library comprised of 27 different congenital cardiac lesions including the key clinical features of each lesion. This resource also includes images of anatomic diagrams, electrocardiograms, chest radiographs and gross pathology of each lesion.

  • 05/10/2016 - 14:34

    Opioid prescription for pediatric patients presents unique challenges because these patients are physiologically and developmentally dynamic. In addition, abuse of prescription pain medication in the pediatric population is a growing problem. To help address these concerns, OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the release of our Pediatric Pain and Opioid Education curriculum.

  • 05/05/2016 - 14:33

    Did you know May 6 – 12 is National Nurses Week? Join us in celebrating nurses everywhere for the important role they play. Visit the American Nurses Association website to find ways you can show your gratitude for the nurses in your institution with the National Nurses Week 2016 Resource Toolkit.

    In celebration of the nurses who work so hard every day, we are featuring some of videos that the nurses in our institution, Boston Children’s Hospital, have worked on. The Pedi-CSI (Clinical Safety Instruction) Patient Safety Program videos were developed as an Academic-Practice Partnership between Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Medicine Patient Services and Boston College’s William F. Connell School of Nursing. These videos were designed as a useful tool for communicating critical patient safety concepts in real patient care settings.

  • 04/25/2016 - 14:32

    April 25th is World Malaria Day. Malaria continues to be a large part of the global disease burden:

    • In 2015, there were 214 million cases, and 438,000 deaths from Malaria
    • 3.2 billion (almost half of the world population) are at risk
    • In 2015, 97 countries had on-going malaria transmission
    • The global malaria mortality rate was reduced by 60% in 2000 – 15, and an estimated 6.2 million lives were saved as a result of a scale-up of malaria interventions
    • US$ 5.1 billion is needed every year, double the funding available

    (Source: World Malaria Day website.)

  • 03/24/2016 - 11:46

    OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the launch of our latest CME accredited course, Non-Accidental Trauma. A recent study reported that health professionals failed to report child abuse in 20% of cases in which the patient's injury was indicative of abuse. This lack of recognition and reporting emphasizes the importance of provider training in recognizing the signs of child abuse and documentation in such situations. The Non-Accidental Trauma course is designed to provide training in the recognition and reporting of physical child abuse and abusive head trauma, as well as discuss the medical documentation of non-accidental trauma. 

  • 03/21/2016 - 14:28

    OPENPediatrics is pleased to be featured as one of the top Health & Human Security networks on the Global Solution Networks site. This site connects 500 leading global networks across a range of disciplines.

    Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics and Founder of Global Solution Networks and Anthony D. Williams, GSN Executive Director, wrote a case study in 2014 on OPENPediatrics, stating “OPENPediatrics has not only broken down the borders between specialty hospitals and remote caregivers, and between disciplines of medicine, but also between political boundaries, affluence and poverty, and even between doctors, nurses and community health workers who all contribute to the platform.”

  • 03/11/2016 - 14:25

    Dr. Peter Weinstock, who heads up one of our sister programs at Boston Children’s Hospital–the SimPeds program–recently gave a great talk at TEDx Natick describing their work. 

    Both SimPeds and OPENPediatrics help to provide clinicians with practice at critical skills, SimPeds through physical simulations, and OPENPediatrics through our digital simulators–the Virtual Ventilator and our new Peritoneal Dialysis Simulator.

  • 02/26/2016 - 14:10

    This post originally appeared February 8th on the Boston Children’s Hospital Vector blog.

    Like a virus, the story of Zika virus in the Americas is evolving very, very rapidly. Just in the last week we’ve seen: