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  • 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:

  • 02/13/2016 - 14:07

    The CDC recently posted this update on Zika virus:

    CDC director: What we’re doing about the Zika virus

    Posted on February 1, 2016 by CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

    This blog post was originally posted on on February 1, 2016

    CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

  • 01/28/2016 - 14:01

    OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the release of our second virtual simulator, the peritoneal dialysis simulator. The peritoneal dialysis simulator was created in collaboration with a team of nephrologists from the United States and South Africa. This resource offers stand-alone education on all elements of managing a child on peritoneal dialysis, including: assessment of patient and dialysate; monitoring and responding to patient variables and laboratory results; and identifying complications from device manipulations.

    The simulator contains three sections:

    1. Knowledge Guide: Text and interactive steps to demonstrate how to use the peritoneal dialysis simulator.

    2. Tactics: Short problems for the learner to solve.

    3. Cases: Clinical scenarios to teach peritoneal dialysis set-up, titration and troubleshooting

  • 01/20/2016 - 13:55

    OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the publication of our video, “The Iron Lung and Polio,” by Dr. Mark Rockoff. In this video, Dr. Rockoff talks about the history, development and use of the iron lung in response to polio. The iron lung, a machine designed to help patients who have lost part or all of their ability to control the muscles involved in breathing, was first used clinically in 1928 to treat an 8 year-old girl with polio at Boston Children’s Hospital. During the 1950’s, when a polio epidemic spread through Boston, much of the hospital was devoted to treating the victims.

  • 12/29/2015 - 13:52

    An article on the Association for Talent Development site recently featured OPENPediatrics in an article by Jackie Lebihan highlighting the importance of not only disseminating innovation, but also fostering its adoption:

  • 05/08/2015 - 21:53

    In honor of National Nurses Week 2015, we are sharing a list of the top nursing resources available on OPENPediatrics' Clinician Community Site. 

  • 03/09/2015 - 17:26

    The Open Education Consortium's annual Open Education Week begins today and runs from March 9 through March 13. This year's events focus on the theme, The World Wants to Learn. Open Education Week is designed to highlight open education efforts from around the world, and creates awareness of these efforts so that a range of audiences can gain an understanding of the importance of open education practices.