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The Effect of Patient Guided Goal Setting on Physical Activity and Body Composition in a Pediatric Preventative Cardiology Clinic
Introduction: In 2011, only 28.7 percent of adolescents met recommended physical activity levels for their age group (1). Evidence suggests that inactivity contributes to childhood and adolescent obesity (1). Primary care ...
Best Practice Guidelines for Initiation of ECMO
Background: The number of pediatric and neonatal patients that are utilizing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) has increased over the past few decades. ECMO can be used for patients that have cardiac or non-cardiac ...
Pediatric Cardiac Advance Directives: Early Intervention Palliative Care Conversations
Congenital heart defects in the pediatric population are increasing in prevalence. As a result of these diagnoses, cardiac patients are at a higher risk of death, with or without surgical interventions. Patients and families ...
Comparison of Blood Culture Contamination Rates and CLABSIs Following Implementation of CVC Needleless Connector Changes According to Manufacturer’s Guidelines
Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine whether changing the needleless connectors on central venous catheters (CVC) per manufacturer recommendations affects CLABSI and blood culture contamination rates for ...
Utilizing a Pictorial Nausea Assessment Scale in Pediatric Oncology
Nausea and vomiting are among the most distressing and feared side effects of pediatric oncology patients who are receiving chemotherapy (Hawkins & Grunberg, 2009). In order to enhance quality of life in pediatric oncology ...