The IPN is working with several nursing organizations to bring pediatric nurse expertise to Choosing Wisely, a national initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation. Choosing Wisely promotes informed patient-provider dialogue about appropriate healthcare treatments and tests. Families and health care providers alike benefit from this effort.
Update: New pediatric nursing specific topics listed below have been approved by the American Academy of Nursing and the ABIM. These topics will facilitate wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on evidence-based research.
Don’t apply continuous cardiac-respiratory or pulse oximetry monitoring to children and adolescents admitted to the hospital unless condition warrants continuous monitoring based on objectively scored cardiovascular, respiratory, and behavior parameters. (The Society of Pediatric Nurses)
Don’t routinely repeat labs hemoglobin and hematocrit in the hemodynamically normal pediatric patients with isolated blunt solid organ injury. (American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc./American Pediatric Surgical Association)
Thank you to the Society of Pediatric Nurses and American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc./American Pediatric Surgical Association for their contributions to Choosing Wisely!