ChildrensPgh

ChildrensPgh

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What should you do if your child develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat or head injury? What should you do about behavioral issues, from toilet training to teaching responsibility to teenagers? When can your child return to school or child care after an illness? These are medical advice questions that all parents have. Health problems can arise anytime – evenings, weekends, when you’re at work or traveling or your doctor’s office is closed.

ChildrensPgh is designed especially for these concerns and challenges.

The Symptom Care Guides help you make smart decisions on what level of care (if any) is needed and how to provide speedy symptom relief for minor illnesses or injuries you can manage on your own. It also puts you in touch with the renowned experts at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

ChildrensPgh is derived from the clinical protocols used by pediatricians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse advice call centers in the US and Canada. They have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million symptom calls.

The 145 Parent Advice Messages deal with the most common behavior and wellness questions parents ask their physicians. Each topic provides a description of the issue, three to five specific recommendations to address the concern, and (often) additional resources which may be useful to your situation. The advice messages can be quickly located by using the alphabetical index, category index or keyword search.

Symptom Checker Features
Easy 3-step navigation:
1. Choose the most appropriate symptom care guide (out of 99)
2. Use the symptom decision chart to find the recommended action
3. Follow the self care advice to make your child more comfortable

The care guide that best matches your child’s symptom can be located quickly by using alphabetical index, body area index, or keyword search.

Content - each symptom care guide contains:
* Definition which describes the focus of the care guide so you can decide if it’s a good fit for your problem. If not, there are quick links to related guidelines.

* Decision Chart which helps determine what action is suggested based on the severity and description of your symptom. Once you have a match, simply follow the corresponding action, such as Call 911, Call Child’s Doctor Now, Call Child’s Doctor within 24 hours or Manage at Home.

* Immediate Connections to medical help, such as 911, your child’s doctor or nearby Emergency Department (ER) are available if you have phone service.

* Home Care Advice is available for any illnesses and injuries that can be treated at home. The instructions provide clear, up-to-date steps for relieving symptoms.

Extras:
* Medication and Allergy List for tracking important information about your family’s prescriptions and/or over the counter medications.

* Pediatric dosage tables for common over-the-counter medications.

* Visual images to help you identify symptoms (e.g. rashes), injuries and common causes of bites & stings.

* First Aid topics and illustrations to support immediate action, if needed.

Disclaimer: The information provided with this Application is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment; it is for informational purposes only. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think your child may have a medical emergency, call the doctor or 911 immediately. Before using ChildrensPgh, all users should read and agree with the full Disclaimer available in the application within More > Terms and Conditions.

Tags: symptommd pittsburgh, children pgh, children's pgh med, childrenspgh.

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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC now offers a link to the 2012 Community Report. Read about the everyday heroes at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the extraordinary powers of our generous donors.


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  • (80 stars)

    by Janaq Papaleka on 02/03/2014

    Very useful app

  • (80 stars)

    by Dara Johnson on 04/02/2014

    I love this app. I have all my daughter meds and doctors at my finger tip

  • (80 stars)

    by Robert Fields on 09/12/2013

    Everyone should download this app...

  • (80 stars)

    by Vicki Delien on 10/07/2013

    Recommend this to anyone who has children or grandchildren.

  • (80 stars)

    by Jessica Hollier on 25/05/2013

    Love having this available for a reference when my kids are not 100%

  • (80 stars)

    by A Google User on 24/11/2012

    If you have kids, you need this application.