03.  Assess Your Clinical Setting

Summary

Assess Your Clinical Setting

In episode 3 of “Building Better Workflows,” Dr. Lia emphasizes the significance of thorough assessments in pediatric and maternal healthcare settings to enhance workflows. She introduces the concept of “office readiness” and provides a free downloadable tool available through her website. Dr. Lia discusses the importance of pediatric mental health screening, focusing on a range of issues including suicide prevention in adolescents, anxiety in children, and trauma assessment for kids. Special attention is given to the nuances of diagnosing and managing conditions such as ADHD through effective screening tools, understanding autism spectrum disorders, and addressing early signs of social-emotional struggles in very young children. 

Additionally, Dr. Lia highlights maternal mental health postpartum, advocating for widespread screening using tools like the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to identify anxiety and depression in new mothers. She also mentions the necessity of policies and structured responses for urgent issues like suicidality. In an effort to further aid healthcare providers, Dr. Lia outlines plans to delve deeper into various screening tools and processes in future podcast episodes, aiming to equip the audience with knowledge and resources to optimize care delivery. The episode concludes with an invitation for listeners to engage directly with Dr. Lia to discuss personalized strategies for transforming their practices.

 

Bullet points of key topics 

  • Dr. Lia discusses office readiness and the importance of assessing various mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation in pediatric settings.
  • She introduces tools and strategies for effectively screening and supporting children’s mental health and maternal mental health post-birth.
  • Future episodes will delve deeper into specific screening tools and managing suicidality in clinical practice.

 

 

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Dr. Lia Gaggino has worked as a pediatrician for over 30 years on the west side of Michigan. During her career as a primary care physician, she has been privileged to care for children and adolescents, and know that their success is closely tied to mental wellness.

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  • Medications
  • Mental Health
  • OCD
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  • Pain
  • Parent/child
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