Dr. Ibrahim Farid

Doctors receive pediatric anesthesia board certification

It's not always easy to tell when a child is in pain, but years of training and experience have made ...


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 ...


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 ...


What’s New:

Guidelines on how to handle potential MERS cases in a pediatric healthcare setting

Following a recent suspected MERS case in a pediatric primary care office, the following guidelines were prepared for distribution to Akron Children’s ACHP offices. For general information on who in the U.S. should be evaluated for MERS, incubation period, lab testing, reporting requirements, and evaluation/management of close contacts of suspected/confirmed cases, read this document. For specific information on how […]

From the Medical Staff President

Welcome to the August Pediatric Pulse. Ohio’s lawmakers have passed legislation that will affect you if you prescribe opiates, including tramadol, to minors or if you order Lyme tests. Refer to the articles in this issue for details. Also,  note that you should have OARRS to identify abuse or diversion and understand when to use it. I’d like to […]

Clarifying criteria for respiratory failure codes

When querying for Acute Respiratory Failure, the Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) team has noticed that there is a lack of clarity about what constitutes the diagnosis of “Acute Respiratory Failure” from a coding standpoint.

17 new providers join Akron Children’s medical staff

Advanced Practice Providers Margaret Dell, CNP Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center Considine Professional Building, Suite 4400 Phone: (330) 543-8050 Fax: (330) 543-8054 Kerri Clark, CNP Critical Care Medicine Akron Children’s Hospital Phone: (330) 543-8639 Fax: (330) 543-8136 Daniel Phillips, CNP Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center Considine Professional Building, Suite 4400 Phone: (330) 543-8050 Fax: (330) 543-8054 Anesthesiology Gregory Benson, […]

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