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The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies Supplement

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Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies Table of Contents
Introduction v
Authors, Reviewers, and Editors vii
Section 1:Common Clinical Diagnoses and Conditions
Acute abdominal pain and the acute abdomen 1
Apparent life‐threatening event 2
Asthma 3
Bone and joint infections 5
Bronchiolitis 6
Central nervous system infections 8
Diabetes mellitus 9
Failure to thrive 11
Fever of unknown origin 13
Gastroenteritis 14
Kawasaki disease 16
Neonatal fever 17
Neonatal jaundice 18
Pneumonia 19
Respiratory failure 21
Seizures 22
Shock 24
Sickle cell disease 25
Skin and soft tissue infection 26
Toxic ingestion 28
Upper airway infections 29
Urinary tract infections 31
Section 2:Core Skills
Bladder catheterization/suprapubic bladder tap 34
Electrocardiogram interpretation 35
Feeding tubes 36
Fluids and electrolyte management 37
Intravenous access and phlebotomy 39
Lumbar puncture 40
Non‐invasive monitoring 42
Nutrition 43
Oxygen delivery and airway management 44
Pain management 46
Pediatric advanced life support 47
Procedural sedation 49
Radiographic interpretation 50
Section 3:Specialized Clinical Services
Child abuse and neglect 53
Hospice and palliative care 54
Leading a healthcare team 55
Newborn care and delivery room management 57
Technology dependent children 59
Transport of the critically ill child 60
Section 4:Healthcare Systems: Supporting and Advancing Child Health
Advocacy 64
Business practices 65
Communication 67
Continuous quality improvement 68
Cost‐effective care 69
Education 71
Ethics 72
Evidence based medicine 73
Health information systems 75
Legal issues/risk management 76
Patient safety 77
Research 79
Transitions of care 80
Appendix Original Research
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies: Development and Methodology Erin R. Stucky MD, Mary C. Ottolini MD, MPH and Jennifer Maniscalco MD, MPH 82

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