Pediatrics Recognitions for excellence mark Norton Children’s Endocrinology growth

Recognitions for excellence mark Norton Children’s Endocrinology growth

Kupper A. Wintergerst, M.D., has overseen the transformation of the endocrinology and diabetes program at Norton Children’s Hospital into one of the best in the country. U.S. News & World Report recognized the hospital recently as one of the top 20 nationally for endocrinology and diabetes care. “We could never have achieved these goals without …

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CME CME opportunity: Pediatric Neurology Update Aug. 7

CME opportunity: Pediatric Neurology Update Aug. 7

The 18th annual Pediatric Neurology Update will be livestreamed (via BlueSky) Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. The continuing medical education opportunity will cover developments in identification of neurological disorders and evidence-based care. Register today to receive the agenda, conference link and continuing education credits upon completion. To register, visit NortonCME.com …

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Pediatrics Diagnosing HLH can be difficult, but rapid treatment can be effective

Diagnosing HLH can be difficult, but rapid treatment can be effective

Because it is rare and has varied symptoms, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) can be difficult to diagnose. Without quick diagnosis and timely HLH treatment, however, it can be life-threatening. HLH can be inherited (primary or familial HLH), or it can be acquired and caused by another disease (secondary HLH). When the disease is acquired, it’s typically …

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Pediatrics 2 years after emergency heart surgery when he was born, Trent is happy and energetic

2 years after emergency heart surgery when he was born, Trent is happy and energetic

Trent Robinson was rushed to Norton Children’s Hospital by ambulance from a nearby hospital just after being delivered by emergency cesarean section in March 2018. “He was turning blue. I got to see him for a split second as I was lying on the operating table,” said Brooklynn Robinson, Trent’s mother. Trent was diagnosed with …

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Pediatrics Highly trained professionals give care in the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Highly trained professionals give care in the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

By Deanna R. Todd Tzanetos, M.D. The Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital is staffed by a dedicated team of highly trained and specialized professionals. Each morning a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals gather at each patient’s bedside for rounds. The team includes: Pediatric intensivists – …

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Pediatrics American Academy of Pediatrics president to speak at Norton Children’s CME symposium

American Academy of Pediatrics president to speak at Norton Children’s CME symposium

Sara H. Goza, M.D., FAAP, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, will be the guest faculty presenter at the 2020 “Just for Kids” Pediatric Symposium. The continuing medical education (CME) opportunity — with up to 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM — will be held by video conference July 24 from 8 a.m. to …

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Pediatrics As part of PC4, Norton Children’s Heart Institute shares and learns among the best

As part of PC4, Norton Children’s Heart Institute shares and learns among the best

Michael D. Ruppe, M.D. Norton Children’s Hospital is a member of the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4), focused on collaborative quality improvement in the delivery of care to patients with critical pediatric and congenital cardiovascular disease. Participating centers include more than 50 of the top children’s hospitals in the United States. As a pediatric …

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Pediatrics Support for families at Norton Children’s Heart Institute and at home

Support for families at Norton Children’s Heart Institute and at home

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, offers an umbrella of patient support to help children and families during their hospital stay and after they transition home. A multidisciplinary team including doctors and nurses, a dietitian, a pharmacist and a nurse consultant round each day to ensure all aspects of care …

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Pediatrics ‘Updates in Pediatrics’ CME opportunities

‘Updates in Pediatrics’ CME opportunities

Norton Children’s will host a monthly livestreamed continuing medical education series starting Wednesday, June 17. The series will highlight clinical guidelines and best practices on a variety of topics relevant to the pediatric provider. Topics will provide evidence-based practices in the management and treatment of pediatric and adolescent patients. This program will be livestreamed on …

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Infectious Disease Providers: Telephone consultations available with pediatric infectious disease specialists

Providers: Telephone consultations available with pediatric infectious disease specialists

Amid the shifting manifestations of COVID-19 in children, Norton Children’s is providing infectious disease telephone consultations to providers. Option 9 on the Norton Children’s helpline, (800) 722-5725, puts any provider with questions about pediatric COVID-19 — including multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) — in touch with an infectious disease specialist. Norton Children’s has a …

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