Category Archive: Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Aug 01 2017

Can Electronic Alerts Help Identify Sepsis in Sick Children?

A two-step electronic alert system successfully reduced missed sepsis diagnoses in children by 76 percent. The new pediatric protocol, which incorporates the use of vital signs, risk factors, and a clinician’s judgment, shows promise as a sensitive and specific tool that can help pediatricians working in the emergency department (ED) save lives.

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May 11 2017

How Can We Improve Nurse Response Times to Bedside Alarms?

When it comes to bedside alarms for conditions like low oxygen saturation, tachycardia, or cardiac arrhythmias, four main factors contribute to faster nurse response times.

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Jun 24 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Children’s Surgery Safety, Mentoring Award, and More

Whether children are under the steady hand of surgeon and anesthesiologist, or medical and research trainees are under the guidance of an experienced mentor, knowledge makes all the difference. This much is clear from the top stories in our weekly roundup of research news at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Jun 10 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Clinical Research in the Spotlight

We like to highlight the whole range of research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, from basic discoveries at the lab bench to clinical findings applied at the patient’s bedside. But we have an abundance of updates to share today about the clinical side of research.

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Jul 06 2015

Experts Target Mitochondrial Dysfunction After Pediatric TBI

The World Health Organization predicts pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) will become a major cause of death and disability of children within the next several years.

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Feb 20 2015

Pediatric Medical Device Innovators Receive PPDC Seed Grants

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) announced that it will provide seed grants of $25,000 each to three companies to transform their innovative ideas into commercial devices that benefit young patients.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/pediatric-medical-device-innovators-receive-ppdc-seed-grants/