Learning from multi-center reported serious safety events, children’s hospitals celebrate 10 years of opportunity to learn together to improve safety under Child Health Patient Safety Organization’s (PSO) privilege and confidentiality protections.
The practice is increasing as a way of managing costs, it can create potential patient safety concerns.
As the death toll climbs internationally, children’s hospital leaders are stressing the importance of screening everyone and taking prompt action for those exhibiting symptoms.
Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., created a task force specifically focused on creating safer environments for encounters with patients in the ED.
A study reviewed medical records of more than 11,000 pediatric patients to identify suboptimal antibiotic prescriptions.
The implementation of a new safety principle focuses less on what goes wrong and more on what goes right.
At the Quality and Safety in Children’s Health Conference, a variety of speakers share best practices and attendees collaborate to uncover answers to pediatric-specific challenges in health care.
Implementing new cleaning practices in patient rooms can reduce some hospital-acquired infections.
Clinical surveillance isn’t new for some children’s hospitals, but the practice is evolving thanks to better technology and being implemented more broadly.
CHA submitted comments to the request for information on a Cures 2.0 package.
Here’s how children’s hospitals improved their drug use policies.
Burnout rates are on the rise and can have patient repercussions. Use these seven strategies to reduce the risk of diagnostic errors to avoid cognitive biases in patient care.
Best practices for improving counseling on restricting access to lethal means developed based on the Pediatric Hospital Care Improvement Project (P-HIP) 12-month learning collaborative.
Best practices for improving hospital-to-home family/caregiver written discharge instructions to reduce potential medical complications.
This children’s hospital traced 50% of serious safety events to cognitive bias and created targeted interventions to mitigate the most common cognitive biases found in health care.
Here’s how a children’s hospital leveraged its infrastructure to put a thermal injury risk assessment into action and improve patient outcomes.
Accountability for proper hand hygiene led Children’s Hospital University of Illinois to go more than five years without a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in the general pediatrics ward.
One hospital was surprised to learn that parents don’t cite patient safety as being important, and there’s a theory why.
Communication failures between providers and families can lead to patient harm. Patient- and family-centered rounds can help, but is your hospital using them effectively?
Candida auris can be resistant to all major classes of antifungal medications, and it can be deadly.
Difficult-to-mark surgical sites pose a significant risk to pediatric patients, lead to additional treatments, longer hospital stays and higher medical costs.
Children's hospitals don't have to experience a serious safety event to learn from it. Here are six patient safety risks every hospital can assess now to find vulnerabilities.
This team used human factors to increase the saliency of actionable alarms in the NICU.
Patients experience wrong-site surgeries/procedures when surgical/procedural sites are difficult, or impossible, to mark (e.g., perineum, mucosal surfaces such as with frenectomy procedures, internal organs, casted limbs, lateralized organs), or when patients/families refuse site marking.
Children’s Hospital Colorado outlines its approach to determining pediatric-specific recommendations for opioid prescribing.
Child Health PSO Patient Safety Action Alerts provide immediate notification of patient safety concerns for most pediatric health care providers.
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