University of Colorado Pediatric Emergency Medicine physicians Julia Brant, Jonathan Orsborn, Emily Greenwald, and Megan Mickley published a longitudinal point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for pediatric residents to address their earlier survey findings showing the need for this resource.
Pediatric emergency physician Alison Brent and her colleagues on the Physician Relations team were named December's Hometown Heroes by the Denver Broncos in recognition of the work done during the COVID-19 pandemic for the referring provider community.
The Section welcomes pediatric emergency nurse Susie McClain as the new captain of Level One, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Cycling Team in the Children's Hospital Colorado Courage Classic ride. Keep up to date with team news on our webpage and on the team's Facebook Page.
Department of Pediatrics emergency medicine researcher Lilliam Ambroggio PhD senior-authored a Pediatrics Top 10 article for 2020. The team she led found that among children with suspected pneumonia, the outcomes did not differ between those who were & were not prescribed antibiotics
We welcome our newly-matched CU Anschutz pediatric emergency medicine fellows:
▶️ Amy Alayari joining us from Stanford Pediatrics Residency
▶️ Nithin Ravi joining us from the Pediatrics Residency at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
▶️ Daniel Lam joining us from CU Anschutz Pediatrics Residency
Congratulations to all who matched across the country!
A study by a research team including faculty from the Sections of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Drs. Nidhya Navanandan, Melisa Tanverdi, and Lilliam Abroggio) and Pediatric Hospital Medicine and the Adult & Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research & Delivery Science found no difference in outcomes by type of corticosteroid prescribed for asthma.
Pediatric emergency medicine fellow Anna Abrams published an article showing that mental health-related emergency department visits among children at 41 children's hospitals increased from 2012-2016, disproportionally affecting minority children.
A PECARN study co-authored by pediatric emergency physician Lalit Bajaj found racial disparities in rates of delayed diagnosis of appendicitis and diagnostic imaging during prior ED visits. These disparities in diagnostic imaging may lead to delays in appendicitis diagnosis and, thus, may contribute to the higher perforation rates demonstrated among minority children.
In this episode of the Charting Pediatrics podcast, Dr. Alison Brent discuss the unique, rapid scaling and dissemination of reliable clinical information during COVID-19 with Lewis First, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Pediatrics and Alex Kemper, MD, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Pediatrics.
Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician Alison Brent co-authored an interim guidance from the American Academic of Pediatrics on ambulatory care of children with acute illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Section faculty Lalit Bajaj & Marion Sills and others in the hospital's multidisciplinary Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) published a manuscript summarizing the process by which the SAC helped develop clinical care guidance, stimulate academic research and create educational opportunities related to COVID-19.
Dr. Tara L. Neubrand presented an abstract at the American Heart Association's Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020 on behalf of the Videography in Pediatric Resuscitation Collaborative (VIPER). In comparing pre- and post-implementation of COVID-related intubation protocols in 4 EDs, the team found that COVID protocols were associated with greater first-intubation success (AOR 2.4).
Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician-scientist Halden Scott worked with a team of over 50 named authors and collaborative investigators to produce the first Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) manuscript.
A study authored by CU Anschutz pediatric emergency researchers Emily Greenwald, Jan Leonard, Julia Brant, and Halden Scott found that emergency care for pediatric sepsis in community settings was concordant with guidelines in only 24% of the cases.
A research team authored by 8 current Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty showed that an online module they developed utilizing deliberate practice improved skills among prehospital professionals for differentiating abusive from non-abusive injuries.
Each year the Children's Hospital Colorado Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff recognizes members of the hospital's Medical Staff for their contributions through peer nominations. This year they gave out six awards--three of these went to members of our section: Sarah Schmidt, Denise Abdoo, and Halden Scott.