Category Archive: Division of General Pediatrics

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/snapshot-science-can-improve-nurse-response-times-bedside-alarms/

May 02 2017

Getting Into a California State of Mind: PAS Meeting Preview

If you’re eager to learn and a creator of change — which pretty much covers everyone here at the Research Institute — then you’ll want to know about what’s happening at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting (PAS), the largest international meeting focusing on research in child health.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/getting-california-state-mind-pas-meeting-preview/

Dec 22 2014

Alarming Problem of Noisy Patient Monitors Triggers NHLBI-Funded Study

If you ever have visited a hospitalized patient, you probably heard a symphony of blips, chirps, and buzzes emanating from a variety of patient monitors.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/alarming-problem-noisy-patient-monitors-triggers-nhlbi-funded-study/

Dec 01 2014

Medical Emergency Teams Improve Safety, Provide Cost Savings

A cost-benefit analysis performed by a research team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia describes one winning combination that can improve safety of hospitalized children, while at the same time achieving financial savings.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/medical-emergency-teams-improve-safety-provide-cost-savings/

Oct 01 2014

Safety of Severe Asthma Care Outside the ICU Assessed

Chén Kenyon, MD wanted to find out if asthma patients treated safely and effectively with CAA in the non-ICU, inpatient setting, which may free up limited ICU beds for other high acuity patients and offer significant cost-savings.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/safety-severe-asthma-care-outside-icu-assessed/

Mar 25 2013

CHOP Experts Create Vital Sign Reference Curves for Children in Hospitals

A team of clinician-researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has created and validated the first set of standardized vital sign curves for heart rates and respiratory rates in hospitalized children.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/chop-experts-create-vital-sign-reference-curves-for-children-in-hospitals/