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Is there a “Shaken Baby Syndrome”?

A child with injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome presents unique challenges to the primary care physician. In a recent Grand ...

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Evaluating and managing pediatric overuse sports injuries

Primary care physicians are no strangers to patients with overuse sports injuries. In a recent Grand Rounds presentation, Troy Smurawa, ...

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CME now available on demand

How many times have you wanted to attend a continuing medical education program, but scheduling conflicts, patient demands or other ...

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My goals as medical staff vice president

It has been about a month since my election, and I remain grateful and humbled by the confidence placed in ...

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What’s New:

6 new providers join Akron Children’s medical staff

Advanced Practice Nursing DAYNE ADKINS, CNP ACHP WARREN WEST 1988 Parkman Rd, NW Warren, OH 44485-1744 Phone: (330) 399-4243 Fax: (330) 399-8716 AMY ALBRECHT, CNP ENDOCRINOLOGY Akron Children’s Hospital One Perkins Square Akron, OH 44308 Phone: (330) 543-3276 Fax: (330) 543-8489 AMANDA PELLIGRA, CNP HOSPITAL MEDICINE Akron Children’s Hospital One Perkins Square Akron, OH 44308 […]

APP May update: CareLearning modules on prescribing practices

I wanted to take a moment to welcome the many new faces to Akron Children’s Hospital. We have been recruiting many APRN and PA providers to our organization for multiple specialty, anesthesia and primary care areas. For our new providers and those of you who simply want a refresher, we have 2 great CareLearning modules […]

EpicCare Link helps referring physicians access patient information

EpicCare Link is a secure and convenient way for referring physicians to receive information stored in Akron Children’s EMR. As their patients receive care from our specialists or hospital-based providers, we’ll send referring physicians notifications and updates in real time to keep them informed of their patients’ progress and test results.

New VTE screening tool for high-risk patients

Recently, Akron Children’s Hospital introduced a screening tool to identify patients at high risk for developing venous thromboembolic events (VTE). The process was initiated through our participation in the Ohio Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (OCHSPS) and is led by myself as the physician lead, Rebecca Heyne (CNP lead) and Cathy Gustavael (quality lead), along with representatives from the PICU, burn unit, pharmacy and residency programs.

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