• 92% of allergy/immunology practices now use telehealth

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The use of telehealth expanded in allergy and immunology care due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with 92% of practices providing such services, according to a survey from the AMA and American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
    “We wanted to better understand clinician attitudes toward telehealth post-pandemic, whether there was sustained adoption, and where there are opportunities for further training and education,” Tania Elliott, MD, FAAAI, FACAAI, chair of the ACAAI Telehealth Task Force, told Healio.
    According to Elliott, who also is chief medical officer of virtual care at
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  • Global Child Health Is Local Child Health

    Global Child Health Is Local Child Health

    1 month ago - By Journal of Pediatric Health Care

    In our increasingly interconnected world enveloped by the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand better than ever how global child health is the same as local child health. Pediatric nurses around the world are consistently working to improve the lives of children across the pediatric life span. Pediatric nurse practitioners and other advanced practice pediatric nurses are uniquely positioned to positively impact child health through clinical practice, service, research, and education. As members of the Global Health Special Interest Group within the National Association of Pediatric Nurse...
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  • ICU admissions for self-harm increase among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

    ICU admissions for self-harm increase among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A significant increase in ICU admissions for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years with deliberate self-harm was reported in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.
    “The COVID pandemic did not spare children and young people and was associated with a significant mental health burden in this vulnerable population,” Felix Oberender, MBBS, PhD, director of the pediatric intensive care unit at Monash Children's Hospital in Melbourne, told Healio. “We believe this is an important perspective for a comprehensive view of the public health
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