Sep
12
2017

Texas Children’s EBOC play crucial role in developing clinical standards, enhancing outcomes

A 4-year-old child undergoes a Fontan procedure to correct a heart problem. The child’s medical team is unaware that the proposed post-surgical plan of care may endanger not only the patient but also the patient’s family – and is also financially wasteful. If the care team is unaware of these potential risks, how can they Read More…

Aug
22
2017

Texas Children’s NICU reunion brings patient families, staff together

On August 5, more than 450 patients and families traveled from all over the country for the 2017 Texas Children’s Newborn Center family reunion. The reunion celebrated former patients who graduated from the Newborn Center in 2016 after spending 10 days or more in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The reunion was held at Read More…

Aug
22
2017

Undiagnosed Disease Network helps patient families find answers to mysterious neurological diseases

When Bristol Dunlap was born, she was perfectly healthy. But by the time she was three months old, she was failing to reach her milestones and began showing worrisome symptoms. “She could not lift her head up or sit upright, her body was unusually floppy, and her left eye began turning inward even though her Read More…

Aug
15
2017

Texas Children’s hosts Pediatric Simulation Conference

The National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) recently partnered with Texas Children’s to host a groundbreaking Pediatric Simulation Conference. Held on August 10 and 11 at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, the conference was the first pediatric simulation course of its kind for the NETEC, which is supported by the Centers for Disease Control Read More…

Aug
15
2017

CPCU reaches 365 days and counting with zero CLABSI

The Cardiology Patient Care Unit (CPCU) on 15 West Tower recently achieved a remarkable milestone – they reached 365 days and counting with zero central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Since their last CLABSI on July 14, 2016, the CPCU team has worked diligently to follow the CLABSI and hygiene bundles to provide high quality care Read More…