• A Qualitative Analysis of General Emergency Medicine Providers' Perceptions on Pediatric Emergency Telemedicine

    9 monthes ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    Most children in the United States are evaluated in general emergency departments , which are staffed by practitioners who care for both adults and children and may have limited pediatric resources. The application of telemedicine in pediatrics is growing and has been shown to be effective in outpatient as well as critical care settings. Telemedicine has the potential to address disparities in access to pediatric emergency care. The objective of this study was to explore experiences of general ED providers with telemedicine and their perception about a potential video...
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  • Incidence and Imminence of Pregnancy in At-Risk Teens After Emergency Department Visits

    Incidence and Imminence of Pregnancy in At-Risk Teens After Emergency Department Visits

    9 monthes ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Background
    Interventions aimed at reducing teen pregnancy rates in the United States have focused on clinics and schools. Teens disproportionately seek care in emergency departments , making these an important and understudied arena for interventions to prevent subsequent unwanted pregnancies. Establishing the risk of subsequent pregnancy in this population is a necessary prelude to effective interventions. Therefore, we set out to measure the incidence and imminence of pregnancy in sexually active teens after an ED visit.
    Methods
    A medical record review was conducted in an urban medical...
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  • An Intervention to Increase Knowledge and Utilization of the Low Risk Ankle Rule Among Pediatric Emergency Department Providers

    An Intervention to Increase Knowledge and Utilization of the Low Risk Ankle Rule Among Pediatric Emergency Department Providers

    9 monthes ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objectives
    The Low Risk Ankle Rule can assist pediatric emergency department providers in reducing radiographs without missing significant fractures. Most providers are unaware of this tool. This study sought to educate providers about the LRAR then determine their self-reported use immediately and 2 months after education.
    Methods
    A web-based survey was e-mailed to providers at one large pediatric emergency department. The survey assessed knowledge and use of the rule. Clinical scenarios, in which radiographs were not indicated, helped determine radiograph ordering practices. After a...
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