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J Hosp Med ; 18(5): 453-455, 2023 May.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2324215

Hospitalists , Pediatrics , Humans , Child
Rev. Pesqui. Fisioter ; 13(1)fev., 2023. tab, ilus
Article in English, Portuguese | WHO COVID, LILACS (Americas) | ID: covidwho-2278526


INTRODUÇÃO: A telerreabilitação é uma modalidade de atendimento realizado à distância que foi considerada um recurso fundamental durante a pandemia da COVID-19. Entretanto, era uma modalidade ainda não vivenciada por muitos profissionais e familiares. OBJETIVO: Descrever a percepção dos pais ou responsáveis por crianças em tratamento fisioterapêutico, sobre os desafios e as contribuições da experiência com a telerreabilitação realizada em serviço ambulatorial durante a pandemia de COVID-19. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional transversal exploratório, realizado com pais ou responsáveis por crianças, com idade entre 0 a 12 anos, com qualquer condição de saúde neurológica ou musculoesquelética em acompanhamento fisioterapêutico por telerreabilitação, no período de junho a agosto de 2021. Um questionário elaborado pelas autoras com perguntas sobre a percepção dos responsáveis, desafios e contribuições da telerreabilitação foi encaminhado para os responsáveis por meio de um link do Google Forms, via e-mail ou aplicativo de mensagem no celular, e foi auto aplicado. Realizaramse análises descritivas dos dados coletados por meio da frequência de respostas dos pais ou responsáveis nas questões específicas. As variáveis numéricas foram apresentadas como média ± desvio-padrão e as variáveis categóricas, como frequências absolutas e relativas. RESULTADOS: Dezoito responsáveis receberam e responderam o questionário completamente. A mãe foi a responsável mais citada, a maioria das crianças recebeu atendimento duas vezes na semana e o diagnóstico mais prevalente foi paralisia cerebral. Setenta e três por cento dos responsáveis avaliaram a telerreabilitação como acima do nível esperado e com contribuição além de suas expectativas. CONCLUSÃO: De acordo com a percepção dos pais, sobre os desafios e as contribuições da experiência com a telerreabilitação realizada em serviço ambulatorial, os benefícios parecem superar os desafios.

INTRODUCTION: Telerehabilitation is a modality of care provided remotely that was considered a fundamental resource during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it was a modality not yet experienced by many professionals and family members. OBJECTIVE: To describe the perception of parents or guardians of children undergoing physical therapy, about the challenges and contributions of the experience with telerehabilitation performed in an outpatient service during the COVID-19 pandemics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An exploratory crosssectional observational study carried out with parents or guardians of children, aged between 0 and 12 years old, with any neurological or musculoskeletal health condition in physiotherapeutic treatment by telerehabilitation, from June to August 2021. A questionnaire prepared by the authors with questions about the perception of those responsible, challenges and contributions of telerehabilitation was sent to those responsible through a Google Forms link, by email or mobile messaging app and was self-applied. Descriptive analysis of the data collected was carried out through the frequency of responses from parents or guardians on specific questions. Numerical variables were presented as mean ± standard deviation and categorical variables as absolute and relative frequencies. RESULTS: Eighteen guardians received and answered the questionnaire completely. The mother was the most cited guardian, most children received care twice a week and the most prevalent diagnosis was cerebral palsy. Seventythree percent of those responsible rated telerehabilitation as above the expected level and with a contribution beyond their expectations. According to them, the greatest contribution of telerehabilitation was the satisfactory motor development presented by the children during the period of social isolation. CONCLUSION: According to the parents' perception of the challenges and contributions of the experience with telerehabilitation performed in outpatient service, the benefits seem to outweigh the challenges.

COVID-19 , Pediatrics , Telerehabilitation
Clinics (Sao Paulo) ; 78: 100162, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2280638


INTRODUCTION: The exponential growth of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic led to the implementation of a telemedicine care service in a tertiary university pediatric hospital. It brought the need to develop a training aimed at remote care within the pediatric emergency rotation program. OBJECTIVE: To describe the implementation of a telemedicine training for pediatric residents and present the preliminary results. METHODS: Descriptive prospective study (pre and post), with 40 resident physicians of the first year of pediatrics. Reaction Assessments were applied before and after training, in addition to a resident physician perception questionnaire at the end of the training. RESULTS: There was a significant difference in the resident's perception of experience and safety after initial training. Most rated the proposal as good or excellent, considered teaching telemedicine relevant and that this experience contributed to their learning on the subject. CONCLUSION: This study describes an innovative proposal for training in telemedicine. The preliminary results were encouraging, demonstrating the program's potential in training future pediatricians.

COVID-19 , Internship and Residency , Pediatrics , Telemedicine , Child , Humans , Prospective Studies , Pandemics , Brazil
BMJ Paediatr Open ; 7(1)2023 03.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2288397


Recent advancements and adoption of telemedicine have affected all aspects of healthcare including paediatrics. While telemedicine has the potential to increase access to paediatric care, the limitations of this service in its current iteration bring into question its usefulness for direct replacement of in-person care, particularly in an acute or urgent care setting. This retrospective review demonstrates that only a small percentage of in-person visits to our practice would have resulted in definitive diagnosis and treatment if facilitated via telemedicine. There is a need for better and more widespread data collection techniques and tools suitable for paediatric remote care implementation before telemedicine becomes a useful diagnostic and treatment tool in an acute or urgent care setting.

Pediatrics , Telemedicine , Humans , Child , Retrospective Studies , Data Collection , Health Facilities
J Relig Health ; 62(2): 743-747, 2023 Apr.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2253793


This second issue of JORH for 2023 considers research relating to (1) pediatrics, (2) students, (3) various allied health professions and their related practices, and lastly, (4) COVID-19. An additional reminder is also provided to readers on the call for papers regarding a future issue on "Religion, Spirituality, Suicide, and its Prevention", as well as a new call for papers with respect to "Spiritual Care for People with Parkinson's Disease and their Caregivers".

COVID-19 , Pediatrics , Humans , Child , Religion , Spirituality , Students
Hosp Pediatr ; 12(6): e213-e215, 2022 06 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2277361
J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus ; 59(5): 285, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2273930
Indian J Pediatr ; 90(2): 107-109, 2023 02.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2242830

Pediatrics , Publishing , Humans , Child
BMJ Open Qual ; 11(4)2022 12.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2193822


OBJECTIVES: To evaluate (1) views and perceptions of patients/parents/carers and healthcare professionals on the medicines optimisation (MO) process following virtual outpatient clinic (VOC) during the COVID-19 pandemic and (2) the processes introduced at this time, identifying areas for improvements and suggest potential solutions. DESIGN: A mixed-methods service evaluation using qualitative and quantitative methods of the MO pathway in children aged 0-18 years following VOC across three specialist children's units.Semi-structured interviews were conducted over the telephone with the participants exploring their experiences and categorised into themes.Process mapping sessions with the multidisciplinary team identified areas for improvement and an ease impact framework developed for potential solutions.Outcome measures included: (1) themes from interviews, (2) patients satisfaction rates, (3) process maps and (4) development of a simplified future process. RESULTS: One hundred and twenty-five patients' families were contacted: 71 families consented to participate and their views were categorised into four main themes: (1) patient experience, (2) communication, (3) need for virtual video consultations for patient education by hospital pharmacists and (4) need for electronic processes to send prescriptions to local pharmacies.Median patient satisfaction rate was 96% (range 67%-100%). The convenience of receiving medications directly to patient's homes; access to medicines information helplines and education provided by pharmacists were regarded as valuable. Communication between care providers, development of virtual video consultations by hospital pharmacists and electronic transfer of some prescriptions directly to community pharmacies were identified as areas of improvement. CONCLUSIONS: Participants appreciated the pharmacy processes adopted during the pandemic, however, challenges and recommendations for improvement in delivering MO VOC were identified. As digital innovations evolve within the NHS, future research should focus on integrated care and improved communication between care providers with selected medications prescribed directly to community pharmacies using electronic prescription service, with clinical screening and education provided by hospital pharmacists.

COVID-19 , Pharmaceutical Services , Telemedicine , Child , Humans , Outpatients , Pandemics , Parents , Qualitative Research , Pharmacists , Pediatrics
Neurology ; 99(18): 781-782, 2022 Nov 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2196713

Pediatrics , Child , Humans
Pediatr Clin North Am ; 69(5): 895-904, 2022 10.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2082769


Providing high-quality clinical services to patients with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDDs) requires interprofessional collaboration. This article highlights the importance of collaboration between psychology and developmental-behavioral pediatrics (DBP) to promote diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and integrated care for patients and their families. Interprofessional collaboration requires health care providers to work together toward solutions, including diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and ongoing care coordination. Case examples are presented to capture collaborative practice between psychology and DBP. Several established programs for providing interprofessional collaboration are highlighted, with noted benefits and barriers to collaborative care for NDD patients.

Interprofessional Relations , Pediatrics , Child , Delivery of Health Care , Health Personnel , Humans
Med Educ ; 56(11): 1127-1128, 2022 11.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2078606

Pediatrics , Child , Humans , Teaching
Pediatr Infect Dis J ; 41(3S): S36-S39, 2022 03 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1679890


Infection prevention challenges are ubiquitous in healthcare, but some are unique to or more prevalent in low-and middle-income country settings. Despite limited resources, innovative and committed paediatric healthcare providers and infection preventionists have found creative solutions to address the very real and pressing risks their patients face every day. We gathered examples of infection prevention and control challenges faced by clinicians in resource-limited healthcare facilities, and the real-world infection prevention and control solutions they implemented, with the goal of learning broader lessons applicable to low-and middle-income countrie.

Cross Infection/prevention & control , Developing Countries , Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice , Health Personnel/psychology , Infection Control/methods , Problem Solving , Humans , Pediatrics
Int J Clin Pract ; 2022: 8710176, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2064343


The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic puts a great strain on the healthcare system, as the national and global infection rates increased rapidly. Efforts were devoted to minimizing the effects of the spreading pandemic without overwhelming the already stretched healthcare system. The study objective was to establish how coronavirus lockdown was affecting chronic disease care among pediatric patients admitted to hospitals in developing countries. For that purpose, a cross-sectional survey of registered pediatricians was carried out. Findings showed that the mortality rate from COVID-19 in children seemed to be low. However, children with chronic illnesses were likely to be gravely affected by the disturbance of repetitive healthcare services. About 79% of pediatricians treated a child with a chronic condition during the lockdown. Furthermore, 15% of patients with chronic diseases visiting pediatricians exhibited uncontrolled emerging complications. In addition, 9% of pediatricians reported one to five fatalities among children under their care due to delay or lack of appropriate medical care in the period of the lockdown. Residents (48.9%) reported a significantly (p < 0.001) higher proportion of providing face-to-face services compared with consultants (17.9%) and specialists (13.6%). In conclusion, the care of chronically ill children should be taken into consideration when implementing lockdown and/or social distancing, thus minimizing the negative effects of lockdown and/or social distancing on children with chronic diseases.

COVID-19 , Pediatrics , Child , Humans , Pandemics , COVID-19/epidemiology , COVID-19/prevention & control , Cross-Sectional Studies , Jordan , Communicable Disease Control , Pediatricians , Disease Management
BMJ Open ; 12(10): e054054, 2022 10 11.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2064148


INTRODUCTION: Public health crises such as pandemics can cause serious disruptions to the utilisation and provision of healthcare services with negative effects on morbidity and mortality. Despite the important role of paediatric primary care in maintaining high-quality healthcare services during crises, evidence about service utilisation and provision remains limited especially in Germany. This study, therefore, explores the utilisation and provision of paediatric primary care services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and their barriers and facilitators. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The study uses a convergent mixed-methods design and comprises online surveys to parents, adolescents and primary care paediatricians (PCPs) and semistructured interviews with parents and PCPs. We recruit parents and adolescents from paediatric primary care practices and PCPs via email using mailing lists of the German Professional Association of Paediatricians and the German Society of Ambulatory Primary Care Paediatrics. The parent and adolescent surveys assess, inter alia, the utilisation of paediatric primary care services and its correlates, aspects of parental and child health as well as socioeconomic characteristics. The PCP survey investigates the provision of paediatric primary care services and its correlates, aspects of PCP health as well as sociodemographic and practice characteristics. The semistructured interviews with parents and PCPs explore several aspects of the online surveys in more detail. We use descriptive statistics and generalised linear mixed models to assess service utilisation and provision and specific correlates covered in the online surveys and apply qualitative content analysis to explore barriers and facilitators of service utilisation and provision more broadly in the semistructured interviews. We will integrate findings from the quantitative and qualitative analyses at the interpretation stage. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: The study was approved by the Medical Ethics Review Board of the Medical Faculty Mannheim at Heidelberg University (2020-650N). Study results will be published in journals with external peer-review.

COVID-19 , Pediatrics , Adolescent , Ambulatory Care , COVID-19/epidemiology , Child , Humans , Pandemics , Primary Health Care , Public Health