THIS ISSUE OF MEDICAL CONNECTION, FEATURING MINISTRY SAINT JOSEPH’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, FOCUSES ON:
- PEDIATRIC SEDATION
- THE DIAGNOSIS OF BLASTOMYCOSIS
- DIABETES IN THE PEDIATRIC PATIENT
- TRANSPORTATION OF NEONATES FOR DEFINITIVE CARE
(Featured Article) Children who need medical tests and procedures present unique problems compared to adults. Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital have, since 1997, offered the Pediatric Sedation Service. Three levels of sedation, depending on the procedure, are used to provide the optimal level of comfort for young patients.
Read about James Opitz, MD, who established the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in 1969. Dr. Opitz is now semi-retired, but is still passionate about caring for the hospital’s smallest patients.
Wisconsin is the home to blastomycosis. It can be fairly easily diagnosed with a simple fungal smear. Find out more about diagnosis and treatment.
In the United States, the incidence of type I diabetes is rising in most age and ethnic groups especially in children younger than 5. It is often difficult to recognize the symptoms in children younger than 2. So it is important to confirm the diagnosis so the disease can be managed as soon as possible.
When extremely vulnerable, tiny neonates need to be transferred from one facility to another, all of the “high tech” abilities available in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit need to be provided in a more mobile format. Learn more about the NICU Transport Unit.