In 2021, children’s hospitals participating in the Child Health Patient Safety Organization® (PSO) focused on adapting together for safety. Through collaboration, children’s hospitals are achieving better, safer and more reliable patient care. PSO members are highly engaged within the organization which drives progress. There was an 11% improvement in overall case learning which indicates that most participants are submitting two or more cases over the last year. View the full annual report to see other trends and successes from 2021.
Adapting Together for Safety: Child Health PSO 2021 Annual Report
A Sensory Program to Help Calm Patients in the Hospital
At one children’s hospital, sensory-friendly rooms and care practices reduced the use of pre-surgery calming medications from 90% to 20%.
Diagnosing Conditions Automatically With Machine Learning
At one children’s hospital, a machine learning algorithm identifies malnutrition in patients with up to 80% accuracy—and it’s only the beginning.