Renee P. McLeod, PhD, APRN, CPNP, reviewed evidence-based recommendations on skin care in infants and other dermatological topics for pediatric nurse practitioners and parents.
Check out this slideshow for a look at the 33rd Annual Pediatric Health Care conference, held this year in San Antonio, TX, which provided health care professionals, industry representatives, and pediatric nurse practitioners with the latest updates in pediatric health care
Bryn Vartabedian, MD, offers valuable tips and advice for health care providers who are interested in using social media to engage with and educate their patients.
William Atkinson, MD, delivered a wide-ranging look at recent developments in immunization research and policy, reviewed new recommendations for 2012, and offered several predictions on likely developments in the near future.
There are several factors that determine whether children with psychiatric disorders and their families decide to use psychotropic drugs as part of treatment. The patient-provider relationship is a key factor in promoting treatment adherence in this patient population, and there are several strategies that providers can use to improve this relationship and help ensure successful treatment.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and breathing techniques are among several nonpharmaceutical interventions that have been shown to help children with anxiety. Rebecca Kajander, MPH, BSN, CPNP, PMHS, discussed these and other techniques that providers can use as part of effective therapy.
According to a report from the HHS, pediatric rheumatology is not represented among 30-40% of US medical schools and pediatric residency programs and, perhaps even more alarming, the report found that 13 states lack a single pediatric rheumatologist.
Dr. Judith Palfrey challenged everyone to imagine what a nation of health kids would be like in the opening session of the 2012 NAPNAP Conference. The issue is, she stated, “You can’t get any place if you don’t know where you are going; try it.”
Bullying is on everyone’s mind these days. Over the past two weeks, the media has strongly focuses on the trial of Dharun Ravi, the Rutgers University student recently convicted of 15 counts, including a hate crime and anti-gay intimidation of Tyler Clementi, his former roommate who committed suicide in September 2010.
HCPLive is offering live coverage from the 33rd Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care which is providing health care professionals with the latest updates in pediatric health care.