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OPENPediatrics Staff
Date: 1 April 2020

New Ventilator Simulator Release

The ventilator simulator is an immersive online mechanical ventilation training tool. This release incorporates the most recent evidence-based guidelines in pediatric and adult ventilation, as well as COVID-19 information and COVID-19 patient cases.

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Date: 14 February 2020

In this chapter of the Rwandan National Neonatal Protocol, Dr. Aicha Uwamahoro explains the etiology, investigation, and treatments for anemia, bleeding, and polycythemia in the neonatal context.

Initial publication: February 18, 2020.

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Date: 12 February 2020

In this chapter of the Rwandan National Neonatal Protocol, Dr. Hippolyte Bwiza-Muhire discusses risk factors for hyperbilirubinemia in full-term and premature infants, how to assess hyperbilirubinemia on a physical exam and how to initiate laboratory testing to determine, initiate, and manage

Content Author:
Kathryn Gustafson RN
Date: 24 January 2020

In this video, Kathryn Gustafson demonstrates the Infant Car Seat Tolerance Screen and explains how the screen is used to provide safe motor vehicle transportation for newborns and infants under 6 months old.

 

Initial publication: January 24, 2020.

 

Content Author:
Ann Thompson MD, MHCPM, Kate Madden
Date: 22 November 2019

In this video, Dr. Ann Thompson, Vice Dean and Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, outlines the history of the PICU and its place in the hospital. From the first polio units in the 1930-50s to modern PICUs today, Dr. Thompson

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K.S. Gautham MD, DM, MS, FAAP
Date: 16 September 2019

In this video, Dr. K. S. Gautham, Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Section Head and Chief of Service at The Newborn Center at Texas Children's Hospital, outlines best practices for disclosure, apology, and root cause analysis following adverse events. He also describes

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Date: 13 September 2019

In this video, Dr. Adam DeTora outlines how ethics and the law apply to situations in the NICU. He explains how statutory laws differ from case laws, and presents case studies to show how both kinds of laws influence medical decisions. He also breaks down the role of the parent or caregiver, and

Content Author:
Benjamin Wilfond MD
Date: 5 September 2019

In this video, Dr. Benjamin Wilfond, Director at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, outlines the specific ethical challenges behind research conducted in the NICU. He emphasizes the importance of standardization in research, obtaining informed consent, the eight ethical benchmarks

Content Author:
Christian Umuhoza MD
Date: 3 September 2019

In this chapter of the Rwandan National Neonatal Protocol, Dr. Christian Umuhoza discusses neonatal resuscitation practices. Participants will be able to prepare for delivery, identify prenatal conditions that increase the risk of needing resuscitation at the delivery, identify the equipment and

Content Author:
Marthe Kubwimana
Date: 11 July 2019

In this chapter of the Rwandan National Neonatal Protocol, Marthe Kubwimana introduces the non-electric infant warmer. She outlines the circumstances when an infant warmer is useful, how it can prevent hypothermia, and how it can be used to complement Kangaroo Mother Care. She also describes the

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Date: 7 June 2019

This chapter of the Rwandan National Neonatal Protocol covers cardiology. Dr. Emmanuel Rusingiza discusses the diagnosis and management of patent ductus arteriosus in premature infants. By the end of this chapter, participants will be able to:

-Identify two presenting symptoms of a

Content Author:
Merab Nyishime RN, CO, MSc
Date: 5 June 2019

In this chapter of the Rwandan National Neonatal Protocol, Merab Nyishime will discuss discharge planning. She outlines the four assessments that should be made when deciding whether to discharge a patient, the danger signs that would prevent discharge, examples of infants that would require

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Date: 23 May 2019

In this video, Dr. Anne Hansen, Medical Director of the Neonatal ICU at Boston Children’s Hospital, outlines challenges facing today’s physicians and nurses in Rwanda as they care for newborns. She also introduces a non-electric infant warmer and outlines the benefits of its use in dealing with

Content Author:
Stephenson Musiime MD
Date: 25 April 2019

This chapter of the Rwandan National Neonatal Protocol covers infectious diseases. Dr. Stephenson Musiime discusses the risk factors, diagnosis, and management of diseases like sepsis, urinary tract infection, meningitis, and more, for both mothers and neonates. By the end of the chapter,

Content Author:
Nina Gold MD
Date: 12 July 2018

Quick Concepts are short videos that describe a key physiological or theoretical concept, or demonstrate a brief procedure. In this video, the viewer will learn to assess for hip dysplasia in a newborn, using the Barlow and Ortolani maneuvers. 

Initial publication: July 11, 2018.

Content Author:
Nina Gold MD
Date: 11 July 2018

Quick Concepts are short videos that describe a key physiological or theoretical concept, or demonstrate a brief procedure. In this video, the viewer will learn to assess three primitive reflexes in a newborn as part of a comprehensive newborn neurologic exam: the Moro reflex, the palmar grasp

Content Author:
Sadath Sayeed MD, JD
Date: 8 June 2018

In this video, Dr. Sadath Sayeed discusses the ethical questions surrounding scarce resource allocation in the ICU setting for both adult and pediatric patients. 

Initial publication: June 8, 2018. 

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Date: 1 June 2018

In this video, Dr. Andrea Moscatelli discusses the pathophysiology of persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn, PPHN. 

Initial publication: June 1, 2018. 

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Content Author:
Megan Connelly MD
Date: 25 May 2018

In this video, the viewer will learn the differential diagnosis for newborn respiratory distress, and the epidemiology, pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, and management of the most common etiologies.

Initial publication: May 25, 2018. 

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Content Author:
Francois Biziyaremye RN
Date: 9 May 2018

In this video, Francois Biziyaremye, RN, and MCH Program Manager of Partners in Health, outlines important considerations in the thermoregulation of a newborn. 

Initial publication: May 9, 2018.

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