food allergies at camp

Caring for Campers with Food & Environmental Allergies – Auvi-Q Auto Injector

Food allergies have increased steadily over recent years, currently approximately 7% of children in the U.S.  Approximately 40% of these children have multiple allergies, and they are at higher risk for allergic reactions and anaphylaxis when they are at camp (1,2,3). This is because they have more opportunities to try different foods than at home …

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World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week: Making Vaccinations Easier on Children

World Immunization Week World Immunization Week is celebrated annually during the last week of April to promote the use of vaccines and protect people of all ages from disease. Vaccines work with the body’s natural defenses to safely create immunity to pneumonia, meningitis, measles, and many other diseases. Getting vaccinated isn’t fun for anyone, but …

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The SimVS Virtual Diagnostic System Reimagined

The SimVS Virtual Diagnostic System Reimagined

Simulation training is a learner-centered approach that provides an engaging alternative to the traditional classroom model. However, integrating simulation into an existing healthcare training can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned educators. DiaMedical USA has partnered with Hudson Simulation to help improve the quality of healthcare by providing innovative tools like the …

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The Difference Between Warranties and Maintenance Plans

Healthcare training programs expect manufacturer warranties to be included when they purchase medical equipment, even though extended warranties and preventative maintenance plans are not. These two options are often confused and many people wonder if they are worth the money. In this blog, we will explore what separates warranties from maintenance and how to keep …

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Newborn Resuscitation Simulation

Creating a Newborn Resuscitation Simulation

Neonatal resuscitation is a high risk, low frequency emergency situation that occurs in approximately 10% of births (1). Preparation and training are essential because the need for advanced resuscitation is often unanticipated prior to delivery. For this reason, simulation training has become a central component of NRP certification and continuing education. The TABCS (temperature, airway, …

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Therapeutic Support Surfaces In Pediatric Units

Therapeutic Support Surfaces In Pediatric Units

Therapeutic Support Surfaces In Pediatric Units Even though pressure injuries are most common in adult care units, there is an emerging awareness that acutely ill and immobilized children are also at risk. With relevant knowledge, however, clinicians can help prevent skin breakdown in pediatric settings. This article will describe risk factors for pediatric pressure ulcers and …

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post cardiac arrest simulation

How to Create a Post Cardiac Arrest Simulation for Training

High quality CPR and adherence to ACLS guidelines lead to improved patient survival rates following cardiac arrest. For this reason, immediate post cardiac arrest care is now included in the American Heart Association ACLS guidelines. To maintain perfusion to vital organs and prevent brain injury a comprehensive, multidisciplinary system of care is needed. This article …

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