Ramping Up a Pediatric Hospital Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Team Rapidly.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) is a growing subspecialty with a broad scope. The Covid-19 pandemic demands flexible staffing models. Advanced practice providers (APPs) can be a valuable addition to hospital medicine teams, although there is no established training program for APPs within PHM. The authors' purpose is to describe how one institution rapidly established a PHM APP team by collaborating with experienced APPs working in other areas of the hospital. This APP team cared for 16% of the average daily census during the pilot period with no significant difference in length of stay compared to traditional teams.
Advanced practice provider; care model; pediatric hospital medicine
Nelson A, Fox J, Toth H, Stephany A. Ramping Up a Pediatric Hospital Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Team Rapidly. Hosp Top. 2021;99(1):44-47. doi:10.1080/00185868.2020.1848397