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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CME Provider update: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) [Video]

Provider update: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) [Video]

Leading pediatric physicians with Norton Children’s presented an update Tuesday, May 19, on COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. The panel discussion provided the latest updates and answered questions. The moderator was Mark J. McDonald, M.D., FAAP, medical director of Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Children’s Medical Center. Panelists: Kristina A. Bryant, M.D., pediatric …

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Pediatrics First-class care after the cardiac intensive care unit

First-class care after the cardiac intensive care unit

By Delwyn E. McOmber, M.D. Even after children no longer need care in the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital, they continue to be followed by the multidisciplinary team at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. After leaving the CICU, patients can step down to …

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Pediatrics Transitioning to adult OB/GYN care

Transitioning to adult OB/GYN care

Turning 18 comes with a lot of milestones and new beginnings for young adults. One milestone young women should consider after turning 18 is transitioning from pediatric gynecologic care to an OB/GYN provider who works with adults. Providers can help with that transition by starting conversations with patients before these young adults start managing their …

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Pediatrics 2020 Child Abuse Prevention and Recognition Conference in March

2020 Child Abuse Prevention and Recognition Conference in March

The 2020 Child Abuse Prevention and Recognition Conference will help improve health care workers’ recognition of high-risk situations to enhance child abuse and neglect prevention efforts. The conference will be held March 20, 2020, at Norton Children’s Hospital, in the S. Randolph Scheen Family Conference Center. The conference is intended for physicians, physician extenders and …

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Pediatrics Norton Children’s Hospital receives clinical ultrasound accreditation

Norton Children’s Hospital receives clinical ultrasound accreditation

The Norton Children’s Hospital emergency department is now accredited through the American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation Program (CUAP). CUAP provides standards for the administration of ultrasound programs; education and training of health care providers; performing and interpreting ultrasound examinations; equipment management; transducer disinfection; image acquisition and retention; and confidentiality and privacy. Norton …

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Pediatrics Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville finalize pediatric integration

Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville finalize pediatric integration

The affiliation between Norton Healthcare, UofL Physicians – Pediatrics and the University of Louisville School of Medicine was finalized on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Under the newly formed Norton Children’s Medical Group, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, 21 former UofL general pediatric and pediatric subspecialist practices are now part of Norton Healthcare. Approximately …

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