Reading recommendations for Pediatric Urgent Care Providers
Hurricane Harvey in September, 2017, caused an estimated $150 billion dollars in property damage, and prompted shutdown or evacuation of dozens of hospitals in Texas and Florida. Charlotte Huff writes in the Annals of Emergency Medicine about how medical providers prepared for the storm… and how they’re planning for the next one. SPUC members can consider that experience as they make plans to deal with weather or other emergencies in their own communities.
Concussions and girls
Urgent care providers may find it easier to get their patients to cooperate if they reference material in the popular press. Young women are experiencing more head injuries, according to a February posting in Teen Vogue. Author Danielle Corcionne talked to two experts about how concussion affects girls differently; the founder of “Pink Concussions” tells the magazine that even the timing of an injury in a teen’s menstrual cycle can affect concussion recovery. And the founder of a company which makes head impact sensors says older teens often want to hide the injury when they should be getting the school involved in their recovery plan.
Research suggests a possible development in determining recovery after concussions. Dr. William Meehan III and Dr. Rebekah Mannix write in The Jama Network write about the possibility that testing a child’s saliva could someday help predict the severity of a concussion.