Clinical guidelines: Evaluation and treatment of lacerations

This new clinical pathway for the evaluation and treatment of a child presenting with a laceration includes triage and rapid assessment guidelines, options to avoid sedation, procedure preparation, irrigation and types of repair procedures, post-repair care, and when to consider subspecialist repair.

New podcast: Positional plagiocephaly

Jesse Taylor, MD, Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) discusses positional plagiocephaly (development of a flat spot on a baby’s head), the impact of the Back to Sleep campaign, risk factors for developing plagiocephaly, how it can be clinically differentiated from craniosynostosis and more.

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CHOP Talks CME events near you

Join us for a continuing education event in the community for information on the latest clinical advances and how they can benefit your patients. Upcoming topics include allergy updates, pediatric brain tumors, newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy, pediatric stroke, leukodystrophy imitators, healthy weight, infectious diseases (sticks, ticks and more), and sports medicine. RSVP to Abe Cooperman at or 267-426-2506.

Find upcoming events.

Watch: Surgery before Birth for Spina Bifida

In this new video, CHOP specialists explain the two main spina bifida treatment options, the benefits of spina bifida surgery before birth, the team required to perform this complex procedure, and the support services CHOP offers families of children with spina bifida.

Virtual conference series on autism supports clinical practice

Autism experts from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Autism Speaks are offering free, ongoing training and consultation to support those serving patients with autism and developmental concerns. Primary care providers, nurses, social workers and others are invited to join our monthly ECHO Autism web conferences for real-time access to autism and behavioral experts.

New video: IBD in children and teens

Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects the lives of thousands of children and teenagers. The Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at CHOP is a world leader in research and care for pediatric IBD. This video shares the story of three patients who receive care at CHOP.

Video: Inpatient Rehabilitation at CHOP

Watch a new video about inpatient rehabilitation services for children and adolescents at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, including information about what to expect during the experience and facilities available.

Emergency and inpatient migraine care in South Jersey

As part of our ongoing commitment to better serve South Jersey families, CHOP and Virtua now provide an option for emergency and inpatient migraine headache care closer to home. Children who experience a migraine flare requiring immediate care have access to CHOP emergency medicine physicians and pediatric hospitalists at Virtua Voorhees Hospital, who can consult with a CHOP Neurologist via phone as needed. Contact CHOP’s Division of Neurology at 215-590-1719 with questions.

CHOP program earns new accreditation

The Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center (PACHC) was recently awarded accreditation status as a comprehensive care center from the Adult Congenital Heart Association. The PACHC is a joint program run by CHOP and the Penn Medicine Health System.

Serving homeless families in healthcare systems

Families experiencing homelessness face unique challenges within the healthcare system. In a Sesame Street Provider Workshop, CHOP’s Homeless Health Initiative shares strategies and communication techniques for providers to deliver quality, compassionate care while helping vulnerable families feel at ease.

Referring pectus excavatum patients for chest wall surgery

For patients with chest wall deformities that require surgery, such as pectus excavatum, the summer months are often a preferred time for surgery to avoid missing too much school during the recovery period. If you have a patient with a chest wall deformity, early referral is important for optimizing treatment. Our pediatric general surgeons can address both the functional and cosmetic problems that can lead to compression of the lungs and heart, exercise intolerance, etc.



Call Our Clinician Priority Phone Line

Have you tried our new Clinician Priority Phone Line yet? Call 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) and press 2 to be connected to the on-call physician or nurse practitioner in the CHOP program you specify. Patient families can also use this line and press 1 for assistance. Find other easy ways to get in touch.  

Referring Patients in Link2CHOP Physician Portal

Link2CHOP is a real-time, web-based portal that gives you easy access to your patients’ CHOP medical records and makes the referral process smooth and streamlined. Log in to expedite appointments and see materials scanned to the chart. If you’re not already using the system, make sure you sign up and get started!  

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