While CHA members could not meet in person for the 2020 Quality and Safety in Children’s Health Conference, the work submitted to present at the meeting remains relevant and important to share. Register for one or all conference presentations selected to highlight progress and lessons learned by your colleagues.
Use of Child Life Specialist to Reduce Anesthesia with MRI
Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center Dallas developed Kids Can, a program with an interdisciplinary team focused on reducing the number of outpatient MRI exams performed under general anesthesia.
Cognitive Bias Coding to Improve Safety Event Classification
Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health uses cognitive bias coding to gather data regarding safety events as a measure to reduce harm events.
Solving a Perioperative Puzzle: Human Factors and OR Hand Hygiene
Hand hygiene plays a critical role in infection prevention, yet many hospitals don’t design the socio-technical system to promote its performance.
Eliminate Opioids From Surgery: Impossible or Achievable?
Fifty million surgeries occur in the U.S. annually, 2 million of these patients become persistent opioid users, adding to the opioid epidemic that claims 147 lives per day.
Medication Safety: The Approach to No Harm
Children’s Mercy Kansas City uses an interdisciplinary approach to actively improve medication processes.
The Journey to Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Meaningful partnerships with patients and families are essential to improve quality and safety metrics as well as the experience of care.