Developmental-Behavioral + Mental Health Resource site for pedi providers now launched! (And it rules.)
WWW.DBMHRESOURCE.COM. Write it down. Bookmark it immediately. It is fabulous.
Here's why: NAPNAP'S Developmental-Behavioral and Mental Health (DBMH) Special Interest Group (SIG) made a collaborative site that catalogues all their best assets, resources, guides, and screen for pediatric providers.
Now, you might have caught on that this idea sounds a lot like our NP STUDENT site. That is because we helped create/build the site. Our compulsive (some might say obsessive) need to catalog great public resources for our own pediatric specialty overwhelmed us. Once we took the idea to our NAPNAP SIG, we found a few others that wanted to join in the adventure. After a few months of work, the process took on a life of its own... and -- BOOM -- new resource site launched just for you all.
DBMHRESOURCE.COM is organized through 35+ developmental, behavioral and mental health topics, each tagged by age considerations (e.g. infant-neonate, toddler, school-age, adolescence), as well as separate resource pages on primary care-behavioral health integration, prevention, and general community resources. Within each page, the topic is further organized by diagnostic criteria, assessment and screening, position papers and practice parameters, peer-reviewed articles, resources, and organizations.
If you want to get involved with this site, we would love to include you in the further development of this site. There are a few pages left that need some love. Email us at email@example.com, if you are interested.
A few of our favorite 1st year tools...
Alright, I think that is it for us in 2014. HAVE AN INCREDIBLE NEW YEAR!!!
All our best,
Shawna, Emily, Sarah, Kim, and Debdeep
Your NP Student Team
How, when, what -- Breaking down concussions in children and adolescents.
November's SOAP note is all about concussions. The clinical reasoning is paired along the note to help you think a bit about the details. If you have any resources that you love about this topic, let us know. We love collaborating and getting good information out to the masses!
Click here to be magically transported to the concussion SOAP note!
As usual, here is your monthly dose of cute:
Exciting times at NP Student!
We are rapidly growing in all directions and getting our act together for a bunch of great, new functionality. We will keep you updated as the events approach! In the meantime, I want to introduce you to our newest team member, Debdeep. He is an all-star NP student who will be adding all sorts of fresh content, ranging from SOAP notes to actual page building. We are very lucky to have him join our team and thrilled that he will be contributing to our community. Please join us in welcoming Debdeep!
Being the excellent guy he is, he brought our community a present this month -- the long-awaited Acute Otitis Media (AOM) SOAP note in accordance with the 2013 AAP Guidelines. As a reminder, keep sending your ideas for future SOAP notes coming our way! ... And, as always, if you can think of any new resources you would like to see up on the site, let us know asap! This site is for us all to learn together. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas!
Your NP Student Staffers
PS. We found this little gem of a kid video recently. Worth a watch and a laugh on this idle weekday night. Enjoy!
I'm fine. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Exactly one year ago, the three of us were all sitting in our respective homes, toiling over our half-baked Comprehensive Exams for UCSF. At that moment graduation felt as if it would never come. We were utterly consumed by the minutia of our weekly clinical/academic tasks.
While today it feels like a clichéd eternity ago (phew), the reflection does bring into perspective how much one NP student can grow and change in a year's time. <huge sigh> Unreal. It was, indeed, one wild ride. Against all our own predictions, however, the experience organically came together and we did survive.
I still hold that the reason our cohort was successful in navigating through the muck of graduate school is because we had wonderful friends, classmates and professors to lean on. I have two that need specific mention and praise -- Emily and Sarah (as seen above in their fancy selves). Without these two lovely ladies, the site may never have been pushed from a vision into a reality. Without these two, surviving graduate school would have been exponentially more difficult and a whoooole lot less fun. I am so grateful every day for their big brains and their even bigger hearts.
Call it post-holiday mushiness (but since we are on a roll), I also know I speak for the three of us when I say that we are beyond honored to be collaborating with you all, too. The site has been such a gift to create and develop. With your continuous, wonderful feedback and support from all corners of the map, I am more confident than ever that we can continue to build the perfect pediatric primary care brain meld for everyone to enjoy.
Alright, to the point.
From all of us at NP Student, we wish you the very best in this New Year! May your own journeys flourish into your wildest dreams. Remember to relish your academic and clinical immersion; you may/will miss it one day. Also remind yourself that if you are ever feeling off-track, you can (and should) feel confident that the process is worth the effort. Being a NP is truly amazing.
Happy New Year,
Creator and Managing Editor of NP Student
P.S. Please do continue to keep us in the loop about things you would like to see on the site or things on our site that could use a little extra love!!
Just For You.
You voted with your visits, and we're here to respond.
More people visited the SOAP notes page this month than any other single page on the website. Therefore, each month we'll post a new, detailed SOAP note for your learning pleasure. To start us off, check out this all new SOAP note for acne. If you've got a SOAP note you'd like to show off or topics you'd like to see covered, let us know at email@example.com!
In addition to building up our SOAP notes, we're always filling out areas that are critical for pediatric primary care. This month, we'd like to introduce you to an entirely fresh page on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. You'll find info on conditions ranging from learning disabilities to autism and developmental delay to genetic syndromes. As always, we've included great links to resources for both providers and families. Check it out under the "More..." tab.
Now, an early holiday gift from the NP Student family to you and yours!
Kindergartener signs holiday songs to her deaf parents:
Month 1 is in the books.
It's official -- we love you all.
Your support and enthusiasm during our launch was overwhelmingly kind! We are thrilled that you find NP Student so helpful. Through your comments, you also helped us find some brilliant ways to improve the site! Check out what we added this month from your suggestions:
So without further adieu, we give you "A three year old boy contemplates his diet on the toilet."
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