Hospital

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

7 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...
Read more ...

 

Examination of the Item Structure of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale

Examination of the Item Structure of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale

7 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...
Read more ...

 

The Performance of Children Developing Typically on the Pediatric Balance Scale

The Performance of Children Developing Typically on the Pediatric Balance Scale

7 days ago   |   By Pediatric Physical Therapy

No abstract available
Read more ...

 

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

7 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...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Hospital      Child      Original Research-QI      Disability      Research Report      Research Article      Research Reports  


No toothpaste can compensate for bad bacteria in your mouth: You can't have...

No toothpaste can compensate for bad bacteria in your mouth: You can't have good oral health without a good diet, according to study

Toothpaste alone isn't enough to protect your teeth from damage: To achieve good oral health, having a good diet is also essential, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

U.S. follows Canada with recall of Now Real Food seed snacks

U.S. follows Canada with recall of Now Real Food seed snacks

A snack mix sold under the Now Real Food brand that was recalled in Canada a few days ago is now being recalled in the United States because clover seeds in the product are... Read more ...

Rosemary oil scientifically documented as a natural medicine treatment for...

Rosemary oil scientifically documented as a natural medicine treatment for stress

Rosemary essential oil has been identified as a potential alternative treatment for stress. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into ROEO's... Read more ...

Moringa oleifera lam. leaf powder can help HIV patients stay healthy during...

Moringa oleifera lam. leaf powder can help HIV patients stay healthy during antiretroviral therapy

The leaf powder of Moringa oleifera lam. could help human immunodeficiency virus patients stay healthy during antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

Standing up could lower your risk of diabetes

Standing up could lower your risk of diabetes

The amount of time spent sitting has increased over time. With innovations such as delivered food, experts say many older adults will sit longer, more often. A new UCLA study... Read more ...

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?

Human herpes virus 6 and 7 were found in Alzheimer's-affected brains at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer's, the scientists reported Thursday. Read more ...

Boy, 9, left with an untreatable hole in his eye after playing with a laser...

Boy, 9, left with an untreatable hole in his eye after playing with a laser pointer

Normally macular holes are treatable, but the surgery inevitably causes cataracts, which permanently clouds vision. However, in this case in Greece, even that wasn't an option. Read more ...

Drinking four cups of coffee a day could help heart grow stronger

Drinking four cups of coffee a day could help heart grow stronger

Researchers in Germany found in experiments on mice that levels of caffeine equivalent to four cups of coffee could help to strengthen the cells which line the heart and blood... Read more ...

Physical Function in Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis: An Application of...

Physical Function in Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis: An Application of the Short Physical Performance Battery

Background and Purpose: There is a growing prevalence of older persons living with multiple sclerosis , and this cohort likely undergoes changes in physical function associated... Read more ...

Determining Whether a Dosage-Specific and Individualized Home Exercise...

Determining Whether a Dosage-Specific and Individualized Home Exercise Program With Consults Reduces Fall Risk and Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Difficulty Walking: A Randomized Control Trial

Background and Purpose: The development and implementation of effective interventions to prevent falls in older adults is a public health priority. The purpose of this study... Read more ...