In the spotlight
Feedback Requested on Neonatal Resuscitation Issues
The AAP and AHA are working with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) to finalize evaluation of systematic evidence for cardiopulmonary and emergency cardiovascular care. The groups are seeking public comment that will be considered in development of the 2015 Guidelines. Those commenting will have the opportunity to view more than 80 clinical and education questions and draft recommendations on a variety of resuscitation topics, including pediatric, neonatal, first-aid, and pre-hospital care. Public comments will be accepted through February 28th.
Two Great Neonatology Web Resources
Neonatal Research Blog - Author: Dr. Keith Barrington
Dr.Barrington is a neonatologist and clinical researcher and chief of service at Sainte Justine University Health Center in Montréal and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Montréal. The blog contains excerpts and thoughtful critique of recently published articles in neonatology often with insight into previously existing knowledge in the particular topic. Definitely worth a busy neonatologist’s time.
Neoknowledge - Author: Dr. Gautham Suresh
Dr.Suresh, Medical Director of the newborn center at Texas Children’s Hospital, designed this resource for health professionals from all over the world who take care of newborn babies. The webpage features summaries of recently published articles relevant to the practicing neonatologist. Apart from the current literature, it also features clinical guidelines, Cochrane reviews, procedural videos and other academic resources of use to the neonatologist.
IN THE NEWS
Revealing Medical Errors
“One of the most difficult experiences for any doctor or nurse is when they realize that they have made a mistake that has harmed a patient. In the past, mistakes were seldom disclosed to patients.” However, new information would suggest we should be honest and open with families-with full disclosure. A recent article in Pediatrics discusses this difficult area.
Pediatrics article »
Statistics: Always More to Learn!
Recent advances in science have included the introduction of increasingly sophisticated biostatistical methods and better understanding of the strengths and limitations of existing methods. Fortunately, leaders in the field are now reaching out to advance understanding of the appropriate application of such methods. The following are a representative sample of such publications.
Baby Steps to Home
A Guide to Prepare NICU Parents for Home
Baby Steps to Home was created to standardize the discharge pathway NICU nurses use to educate parents about their baby’s condition and prepare them to take their baby home. In each step, nurses will find evidence-based PDFs for their own education and easy-to-understand, editable documents that can be printed and handed to parents following a discussion.
Look to the Right Side of this Webpage
This month we feature links under Journals and Publications
Monthly topics of interest to neonatologists and others.
New Website Feature!
Current Articles of Interest
The Perinatal Section Website Working Group has posted all new monthly Articles of Interest to neonatologists from the top journals. Access this website first to find the most recent clinical trials and research related to neonatology.
Cochrane Neonatal Reviews - Try this Featured Link!
This link to the Cochrane Neonatal Reviews has the latest meta-analysis of evidenced based medicine for neonatology.
Check it out!
This month »
AAP Perinatal Coding Experts, Ed Liechty and Stephen Pearlman answer your questions
A baby boy is born at 28 weeks weighing 1550 grams. He initially has respiratory distress requiring mechanical ventilation and surfactant replacement. By day 3 he weighs 1420 grams, continues to have respiratory distress requiring 2L HFNC.
The correct code for day 3 is:
what is the Section on perinatal pediatrics?
The Section on Perinatal Pediatrics is the home organization for specialists in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and also welcomes affiliate members working in related disciplines. At a membership of nearly 3,500, the Section is the largest specialty subgroup of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Section's highest priority is to ensure optimal health and well-being of babies and mothers and this is accomplished through the Section's core activities in the realms of advocacy, education, outreach and support of clinicians and researchers.
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National Conference & Exhibition
October 24-27, 2015
Spring Perinatal Practice Strategies Workshop
April 8-10, 2016
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