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A Simulation-Based Quality Improvement Initiative Improves Pediatric Readiness in Community Hospitals

3 days ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Background
The National Pediatric Readiness Project Pediatric Readiness Survey measured pediatric readiness in 4149 US emergency departments and noted an average score of 69 on a 100-point scale. This readiness score consists of 6 domains: coordination of pediatric patient care , physician/nurse staffing and training , quality improvement activities , patient safety initiatives , policies and procedures , and availability of pediatric equipment. We aimed to assess and improve pediatric emergency readiness scores across Connecticut's hospitals.
Objective
The aim of this study was to compare...
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Examination of the Item Structure of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale

Examination of the Item Structure of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale

3 days ago   |   By Pediatric Physical Therapy

Purpose
The Alberta Infant Motor Scale is a screening tool for identifying delayed motor development from birth to 18 months of age. The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric structure of the AIMS, including the hierarchical scale of items and the precision for measuring infant ability at different ages.
Methods
Ninety-seven infants with varying degrees of risk of developmental disability were recruited from three hospitals or from the community in the Chicago metropolitan area. Infants were tested on the AIMS at three, six, nine, and 12 months of age. The hierarchical...
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The Performance of Children Developing Typically on the Pediatric Balance Scale

The Performance of Children Developing Typically on the Pediatric Balance Scale

3 days ago   |   By Pediatric Physical Therapy

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Pediatric Balance Scale: A Modified Version of the Berg Balance Scale for the School-Age Child with Mild to Moderate Motor Impairment

Pediatric Balance Scale: A Modified Version of the Berg Balance Scale for the School-Age Child with Mild to Moderate Motor Impairment

3 days ago   |   By Pediatric Physical Therapy

Purpose
The Pediatric Balance Scale , a modification of Berg's Balance Scale, was developed as a balance measure for school-age children with mild to moderate motor impairments. The purpose of this study was to determine the test-retest and interrater reliability of the PBS.
Methods
To determine test-retest reliability, 20 children with known balance impairments were tested by one examiner on the PBS. Ten pediatric physical therapists independently scored 10 randomly selected videotaped test sessions.
Results
There was no significant difference in total test scores [intraclass correlation...
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Immediate Effects of a Hippotherapy Session on Gait Parameters in Children...

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