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  • 10/17/2016 - 00:49

    We’ve entered the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition for a $100 million grant to address the global challenge of pediatric mortality.  More than any other single cause, children around the world die because their caregivers lack access to the best information on how to provide treatment. From bubble CPAP to peritoneal dialysis to oral rehydration therapy, many therapies exist that do not require sophisticated equipment or advanced resources, but simply the knowledge of how to provide them correctly.  With the help of the MacArthur Foundation, we can close the global knowledge gap and ensure all children receive the best possible care.

    Learn more about our vision from the video submitted with our entry:

     

  • 10/13/2016 - 17:12

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), injury kills more people every year than HIV, TB and malaria combined, and the overwhelming majority of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Timely emergency care saves lives: if fatality rates from severe injury were the same in low- and middle-resource countries as in high-resource countries, nearly 2 million lives could be saved every year. In recognition of World Trauma Day, OPENPediatrics presents a collection of trauma resources from our library, including Initial Trauma Evaluation, by Dr. David Mooney.

     

     

    In addition to Dr. Mooney's video, the following trauma resources are also available on OPENPediatrics:

     

  • 09/12/2016 - 13:49

    OPENPediatrics, a free and open social learning platform for pediatric clinicians worldwide, has been named as a WebAward 2016 Outstanding Website by the Web Marking Association. Launched at Boston Children's Hospital in 2012, the OPENPediatrics site is currently used in 139 countries and more than 2,200 hospitals worldwide. 

    The WebAward is the longest running annual award competition for web design, and a recognized standard of excellence for website development. Entries in 96 industry categories are judged by volunteer web marketing professionals on seven criteria: design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use.

  • 08/29/2016 - 17:48

    OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the launch of our latest curriculum, Introduction to Pediatric Cardiac Disease. Pediatric congenital heart disease accounts for nearly one-third of all major congenital anomalies worldwide and as such, it is important for healthcare providers in resource-limited settings to understand how to manage children with congenital heart disease and identify when referral to more specialized care is required.

  • 08/16/2016 - 16:12

    Earlier this year, OPENPediatrics released our video, The Iron Lung and Polio by Dr. Mark Rockoff, which featured a fully functioning iron lung. The iron lung was rebuilt by Boston Children's Hospital from parts of multiple non-functioning ones found at the abandoned Lakeville State Hospital in Massachusetts. OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce that the fully restored iron lung and our video are now on display at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA.

  • 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.

  • 05/05/2016 - 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.)