Dr. Brady Kerr, Chair of the Newborn Screening Committee at the Nebraska Chapter, AAP, has created a resource for members regarding Vitamin K Refusal. Please access the Vitamin K Refusal Resource by clicking here.
The AAP, along with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) — together with the Immunization Action Coalition and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have issued a call urging physicians across the United States to educate their patients about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, and to strongly recommend HPV vaccination. Click here for more information.
In November, 2013, the Nebraska Chapter was awarded a one year grant to Build Bridges between Home Visitation and Pediatrics in Nebraska. This grant follows a successful Phase I of the Building Bridges project in 2013, where the chapter made connections among Early Childhood Professionals and pediatricians. The grant will run through 2014.
In September, 2013, the Nebraska Chapter received an expansion of the Medication Administration Grant through the American Academy of Pediatrics. This grant provides for a 3 hour workshop focused toward health care workers in the child care setting on the proper administration of medication. Dr. Laura Jana is the Project Lead on this grant and conducts the workshops throughout the state.