In this FAC Spotlight, meet Eleanor McLaughlin, RN, a nurse on the PICU and member of MGHfC's Family Advisory Council, who helped improve patient care by implementing adolescent rounding in the PICU.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
- MD, Dartmouth Medical School
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
- Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
Accepted Insurance Plans
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Dr. Yager's research interests center on the use of innovative technologies to enhance the care of critically ill and injured infants and children. She has conducted clinical research on the use of telemedicine to enhance overnight communication betweeen the on-call attending and the bedside care team. She has also studied the use of telemedicine to connect parents at work or home with the PICU team during and after patient care rounds to enahnce communication and support family-centered care. Currently, she is conducting research on the use of telemedicine to facilitate remote simulation-based team training exercises for medical providers caring for children in the outlying community. Beyond her interests in telemedicine, Dr. Yager is conducting two additional studies focusing on the use of innovative technologies 1) to improve placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) with less sedation and radiation exposure; and 2) to improve the accuracy with which critical events are documented in the hospital setting.