Learning Library

The MHI Learning Library is a place where clinical professionals can find resources and information about various medical conditions to improve the quality of healthcare delivery.

 

Epilepsy 101 for Primary Care

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions in children and each year, thousands of children are newly diagnosed. Caring for children with epilepsy requires comprehensive care as this condition and its treatments can affect safety, school performance, and mood. Co-management of epilepsy between specialty and primary care provides an opportunity to address children and their families’ needs. This webinar activity provides a basic introduction to epilepsy, including diagnosis, treatment, and opportunities for patient co-management.

 

Preparing youth with special healthcare needs (YSHCN) and their families for a smooth transition from pediatric primary care to adult-based primary care is often times daunting, yet it is essential and makes a significant difference in the patient's ability to independently navigate the adult healthcare system.  Studies have shown that there are significant gaps in diabetes care for patients as they transition to adulthood for many reasons.  Click here to read more. 

You may know how to recognize that an adult is having a stroke, but the signs and symptoms can differ in children, as can the risk factors for pediatric stroke.  Dr. Ichord offers details about pediatric stroke to better help you understand just how different they are.

Diagnosing a seizure can be difficult - A critical first step is knowing whether the person is having a seizure and what type of seizure it is.

Access for Disabled Women: Tell Your Doctor about Your Access Needs

On April 24, 2014, MHI hosted a Learning Collaborative with a presentation from James Connell, JR., Ph.D, NCSP, BCBA-D (A.J. Drexel Autism Institute) and Edward S. "Ted" Brodkin, MD (University of Pennsylvania - Adult Autism Spectrum Program at Penn Medicine).  Dr. Connell and Dr. Brodkin spoke about the challenges associated with diagnosing and treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in youth and young adults.