Boston Children’s receives Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education

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Anyone in the medical field understands the challenges of planning a continuing education course. The accreditation process requires hours of paperwork and effort, and most course directors dread having to complete it. Since patient care is increasingly provided by teams, the need for continuing education courses to address team-based learning — with participants from different professions — is more important than ever.

With this collaborative learning mission in mind, Boston Children’s Hospital earned Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ and was named the first pediatric hospital in the U.S. to achieve this accreditation.
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House Staff View: Gratitude in residency

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Gratitude is one of the most important elements in my life. I’ve kept a daily gratitude journal since my first day of residency. Every night before I go to bed, I record what I am grateful for. I’ve found that whether I’ve had the best day or the worst day, having a thankful thought in my mind before I go to bed is a satisfying way to end the day. …Read More

Pediatric cerebral aneurysms: Five things to know

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It’s been said that kids aren’t simply small adults — an adage that also rings true when it comes to cerebral aneurysms. These bulges in the blood vessels of the brain are relatively rare: About 3 percent of the world’s population has an un-ruptured, asymptomatic brain aneurysm. Of those people, just 0.5 percent to 4.6 percent are children. …Read More

Expert’s Corner: Getting an early start on childhood dental health

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According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD), early childhood caries (tooth decay) is the most prevalent chronic, infectious childhood disease, five times more common than asthma and four times more common than childhood obesity. In response to the prevalence, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) created the Campaign for Dental Health (CDH), which includes a group of oral health advocates and health care professionals working in partnership to ensure that the whole population has access to fluoride via community water fluoridation — the most effective and affordable way to prevent tooth decay. …Read More

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