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Welcome to the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Child and Adolescent Resource Materials (CARMA) website. CARMA provides primary care pediatric providers with easily accessible, web-based resources to support their practice of high quality, evidence-based medicine. It is essentially “one-stop shopping” for all your resource needs during a patient clinical encounter.

Information on CARMA is grouped in a way intended to allow clinicians to quickly find the information they are seeking:

Patient Handouts:

Our most popular section! Search by category or A-Z title index for materials to print and distribute to patients. Many available in other languages. (Examples: How to Start Solid Foods, Eczema Treatment Plan, Birth Control Options Table) >> Learn More

Care Guidelines:

Links to national (AAP, IDSA) clinical practice guidelines, MGHfC clinical pathways as well as CARMA-developed evidence-based clinical guidelines for preventive pediatric medicine and specific disease management. (Examples: Evaluation and Management of Constipation, MGHfC Bronchiolitis Clinical Pathway) >> Learn More

Clinical Topics:

Groupings of related information on specific topics, spanning Care Guidelines, Patient Education, national recommendations and other readily available web resources. (Examples: Influenza Information, Immunization Resources) >> Learn More

Quick Refereces:

One click to handy “bulletin board” resources. (Examples: Antimicrobial susceptibility tables, Early Intervention programs by town) >> Learn More

Useful Forms:

Includes various insurance, government and screening forms. (Examples: 51A form, Vanderbilt assessments, ROI authorization form) >> Learn More

Drug Info:

Links to insurer drug formularies, reference tools and drug databases (Examples: Lexicomp, LactMed, Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen dosing tables >> Learn More

Policies & Procedures:

This page includes policy and procedure references specific to MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Many of these web pages come from the MGHfC Intranet, which is also linked to on the left side of the page. >> Learn More


Suzanne Boxer, MD, Medical Editor
Gracia Kwete, MD, Assistant Medical Editor
Briana Beckvold, MA,CHES, Project Manager/Editor
David Ekrem, Manager of Web Development

Advisory Board
Diana Belder-Preston, MD
John Co, MD
Laura DeGirolami, MD
Peter Greenspan, MD
Betsy McKeen, MD
Richard Mizner, MD
Nicholas Pepe, MD
Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD

Parent Reviewers
Emily Golin
Erica Silverman
MGHfC Family Advisory Council