Search Results for: children

AAPOS – Weak reading glasses for children

…spectacles prescribed to “normal” preschool children? J AAPOS. 2004;8:224–9. field_54b3fb640c91b field_54beabaeb4a28 49 48 field_54b803304ba6a 69 field_54b803574ba6b 26 field_54b8037f4ba6c 28 field_54bd1b1564140 3558 field_5bc7896c42ca4 5015 9946 field_5bc789c4e5309 AAPOS advises against prescribing weak reading glasses to asymptomatic children as low “farsightedness” is a normal finding in children. AAPOS – Reading glasses for children

Choosing Wisely: When to Question Tests, Procedures or Treatment for Pediatric Surgery

…performed.* Avoid performing anti-reflux operations during gastrostomy insertion in most children who are otherwise growing and thriving with gastric feedings.* Avoid referring most children with umbilical hernias to a pediatric surgeon until around age 4-5 years.* Reduce post-operative use of opioids by administering acetaminophen and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. 1587575408:12 12…

AASM releases Choosing Wisely® list to promote value-based sleep care

…and children, and the assessment of positive airway pressure therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is proud to partner with the ABIM Foundation to ensure that patients receive high quality, value-based sleep care,” said AASM President Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler. “The effective diagnosis and…

Does Choosing Wisely Work?

…Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center implemented a multimodal intervention to reduce continuous pulse oximetry (CPOx) on one unit of a children’s hospital. The institution developed consensus-based criteria for CPOx discontinuation. Interventions included education, a checklist used during nurse handoff and discontinuation criteria incorporated into order sets. Data collection included time…

June 2020 Learning Network Resources

…alt. Penicillin – getting prescribing right for children. Australian Prescriber. June 2020“Evidence supporting optimal penicillin prescribing remains limited for children compared to adults. Dose recommendations available in the product information provide guidance which has often been superseded by regularly updated, evidence-based sources, such as Therapeutic Guidelines. Prescribers should have access…

AAP SOEn – Avoid measuring thyroid function and insulin levels in obese children

children: consensus, perspective, and future directions. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2010. 95(12): p. 5189-98. field_54b3fb640c91b field_54beabaeb4a28 22 48 field_54b803304ba6a 59 88 field_54b803574ba6b 26 field_54b8037f4ba6c 28 field_54bd1b1564140 9172 The American Academy of Pediatrics advises against routinely measuring thyroid function and/or insulin levels in children with obesity. Measuring thyroid function in children

AAFP – Antibiotics for otitis media in children

1540838639:3 3 Released September 24, 2013; updated July 18, 2018 field_54ad9e6ce06ff Don’t routinely prescribe antibiotics for otitis media in children aged 2-12 years with non-severe symptoms where the observation option is reasonable. field_54b3ece95c4b3 The “observation option” refers to deferring antibacterial treatment of selected children for 48 to 72 hours and…

AAP – Cough and cold medicines for children under four

1532375439:3 3 Released February 21, 2013; updated June 12, 2018 field_54ad9e6ce06ff Cough and cold medicines should not be prescribed, recommended or used for respiratory illnesses in young children. field_54b3ece95c4b3 Research has shown these products offer little benefit to young children and can have potentially serious side effects. Many cough and…

AAOHNS – Ear tubes in children after single episode

…Raol NP, Schellhase KG. Clinical practice guideline: Tympanostomy tubes in children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jul;149(1 Suppl):S1-35. field_54b3fb640c91b 3551 field_54beabaeb4a28 field_54b803304ba6a field_54b803574ba6b field_54b8037f4ba6c field_54bd1b1564140 3551 American Academy of Otolaryngology advises against placing ear tubes in healthy children who have had a single episode of ear fluid lasting less than…

SHM (Pediatric) – Continuous pulse oximetry in children with acute respiratory illness

…presented at IDWeek 2012. Sand Diego (CA). 2012 Oct 19. field_54b3fb640c91b field_54beabaeb4a28 48 53 field_54b803304ba6a 57 field_54b803574ba6b 25 field_54b8037f4ba6c 28 field_54bd1b1564140 3673 Society of Hospital Medicine advises against continuous pulse oximetry in children with acute respiratory illness unless they are on supplemental oxygen. SHM – Continuous pulse oximetry in children