Provider Connection | March/April 2020
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Discover what’s new in pediatric healthcare. Stay on the cutting edge with regular updates on research, medical news, continuing medical education opportunities and more.

Self-care for providers
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically magnified the stress felt by many healthcare providers during normal times. A survey study recently published in JAMA Open Network shows the psychological impact on providers caring for COVID-19 patients in China. While self-care might feel inaccessible for providers now, these tips can help make the impossible possible -- and provide some much needed relief.

COVID-19 care: What patients want to hear from their providers
After analyzing patient comments, NRC Health found several consistent themes about what patients want from providers during these unprecedented times.

Improving video visits with patients
For many providers, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of telehealth to serve patients and families. With that, this may be a developing skill set for many physicians and advanced practice professionals. Get some quick tips to help ensure a successful video visit.

Supporting patients’ mental health during COVID-19
For many providers, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a flurry of tough questions from patients and their families: How do I help my child understand why their birthday party is canceled? How do I maintain normalcy while my child is out of school and stuck at home? CHOC has created a roundup of articles that help answer these questions – and here is an even bigger batch of resources designed to help patients and families on a variety of matters as they confront COVID-19.

Medical students in the shadow of COVID-19
The New York Times examines the impact of today’s pandemic on tomorrow’s physicians. A virtual match day is likely the least of it.

CHOC’s COVID-19 convalescent serum project
CHOC has launched an investigational treatment to infuse patients with plasma donated by adults who have recovered from COVID-19. Learn more about the project, including donation eligibility requirements.

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