Patient Safety

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Photo by Juan Pulido, Children's Health Children's Medical Center Dallas

Preventable harm occurs even in the best hospitals, and children’s hospitals are focused on improving patient safety practices for the best outcomes. The association sponsors collaboratives and initiatives around top patient safety issues, including the Child Health Patient Safety Organization (Child Health PSO), and partners with other organizations. 




Resources

Article
Transparent Safety Bulletin Helps Change Team Culture
March 22, 2017

Here's how one hospital is helping everyone on staff learn from each unintended error. The end result is improving reporting and ultimately its ...

Article
3 Minutes Can Help Health Care Professionals Move From Burned Out to Resilient
March 22, 2017

To turn around your thinking, take time at the end of your day to reflect on what went well.

Article
A Parent's Perspective on Patient Safety
March 15, 2017

One of this mom’s most valued partnerships is the one she has with the children’s hospital who saved her son.

Article
How this Hospital Went 2,570 Central Line Days Without a CLABSI
March 14, 2017

Children's Minnesota reaches major patient safety milestone: its St. Paul PICU goes two years without a central line-associated bloodstream ...

Article
How this Hospital Went 2,570 Central Line Days Without a CLABSI
March 14, 2017

Children's Minnesota reaches major patient safety milestone: its St. Paul PICU goes two years without a central line-associated bloodstream ...

Article
Kamishibai Card Rounding Helps Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections
March 13, 2017

Using lean tools, a new program fosters rounding with a purpose, improves bundle compliance and hopes to prevent patient harm.

Announcement or News
2017 National Patient Safety Awareness Week
March 12, 2017

Special events, resources, articles and more about the impact of pediatric patient safety and the progressive work happening inside children’s ...

Announcement or News
2017 National Patient Safety Awareness Week
March 12, 2017

Special events, resources, articles and more about the impact of pediatric patient safety and the progressive work happening inside children’s ...

Article
4 Ways Hospitals are Making Sure Harm Isn't Repeated
March 8, 2017

Through the Child Health Patient Safety Organization, children's hospitals share information with each other in order to prevent harm from being ...

Article
Take Action to Prevent Serious Thermal Injuries in Pediatric Patients
March 8, 2017

Thermal injuries are affecting patients across the country.

Article
Solving the Problem of Incompatible Tubing Connections
March 8, 2017

Children's hospitals face challenges in the transition to ENFit enteral devices. Here's how one hospital is tackling the serious problem.

Alert
Thermal Injury
February 28, 2017

This is a patient safety alert about how to mitigate injuries from thermal devices (hot or cold) that can cause thermal injuries (e.g., severe burns, ...

Article
4 Ways the Quality and Safety Conference Can Help You Do Your Job
February 8, 2017

The only quality and safety conference for children's hospital professionals offers more than 50 education and poster sessions focused on solving ...

Article
Get an Inside Look at the Strategies Changing Children's Health Care at the 2017 Quality and Safety Conference
January 19, 2017

Registration is open for the 2017 Quality and Safety in Children's Health Conference.

Article
Discussing Quality with Patients and Families
November 1, 2016

Bringing parents and families into conversations about quality can help reduce harm.

Article
Hospitals Share Strategies to Improve Patient Safety
November 1, 2016

Hospitals of all sizes learn from each other, adapt patient safety strategies to fit their needs and proactively address risk.

Article
High Price Tag for Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Transplant, Cancer Outpatients
October 14, 2016

A recent Pediatric Blood & Cancer article shows the burden of care for central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in cancer and blood ...

Article
4 Quality Improvement Successes from Award-winning Hospitals
July 28, 2016

These children’s hospital improvement teams led remarkable initiatives that are changing the way their hospitals work, from resident training to ...

Alert
Silicone-Foley Catheter Balloon Rupture
July 22, 2016

Foley balloon rupture can lead to a urinary tract infection and/or sepsis requiring antibiotic therapy.

Announcement or News
Participate in Patient Safety Initiatives to Qualify for Contracts with Exchange Plans
May 19, 2016

As of Jan. 1, 2017, hospitals with more than 50 beds must meet new federal requirements for participating in patient safety initiatives.

Article
Help Family Members Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance
April 25, 2016

An educational initiative at Boston Children's Hospital has helped improve hand washing among parents and family members.

Article
Engage Patients in Hand Hygiene With an Autograph Card
April 25, 2016

Children's Hospital Colorado uses autograph cards to help engage patients in hand hygiene practices.

Article
4 Tips for Hand Hygiene Compliance Success
April 25, 2016

2015 Pediatric Quality Award Semifinalist Arkansas Children’s Hospital improved hand hygiene compliance from a baseline of 73 percent to 95 percent ...

Article
5 Award-Winning Pediatric Quality Improvement Ideas
March 8, 2016

From 76 entries, the 2015 Pediatric Quality Award judges narrowed the field. All entries brought quality improvement practices to light that other ...

Press Release
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital Honored with Top Pediatric Quality Award for Improving Care Delivery to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Patients
March 8, 2016

Along with Yale-New Haven, three other children’s hospitals were named category winners, and one was recognized with a distinctive achievement award ...

Contact

2017 Conference

2017 Quality Conference

The 2017 Quality and Safety Conference is the premier event for children’s hospital professionals with a passion for quality improvement.

Patient Safety Alerts

Child Health PSO Patient Safety Action Alerts provide immediate notification of patient safety concerns for most  pediatric health care providers.