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  • Wednesday, September 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.

  • Wednesday, August 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).

  • Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 16:23

    OPENPediatrics is pleased to announce the launch of our latest continuing education course, Provider Sleep Deprivation in the ICU. In this course, learn about alertness and performance and the consequences of sleep deprivation for healthcare providers. This course will offer physician continuing education credits. 

  • Tuesday, August 1, 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.

  • Tuesday, July 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.

     

           

     

  • Tuesday, June 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.

  • Monday, June 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.

  • Tuesday, June 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.

  • Friday, June 2, 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".

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  • Friday, June 2, 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.