Pediatrics

Rates of dog bites in children up during COVID-19 pandemic

Greater rates of Colorado's children are going to the pediatric emergency department as a result of dog bites during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recently published commentary article in the Journal of Pediatrics. ...

Pediatrics

Providing contraceptive care in the pediatric emergency department

A new study found that two-thirds of female adolescents ages 16-21 seen in a pediatric Emergency Department (ED) were interested in discussing contraception, despite having a high rate of recent visits to a primary care provider. ...

Health

Updated guidelines released for emergency care of children

(HealthDay)—The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association have released updated guidelines for emergency care of injured and critically ill children. The ...

Pediatrics

Change in shelter eligibility policy tied to more ED visits

(HealthDay)—A policy change to Massachusetts' shelter eligibility was tied to increased pediatric emergency department visits for homelessness and substantial health care costs, according to a study published online Oct. ...

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