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The PIPSQC Charter outlines our commitment to pediatric patient safety

Vision, Mission & Values

PIPSQC's mission is to hasten the delivery of safe healthcare to children worldwide

Why a Focus on Children

“Children are not little adults.” This is particularly true in medicine, and impacts on the vulnerability of children to medical error

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WHO AND WHAT IS PIPSQC
PIPSQC is an informal, international collaborative of professionals who share a passion for patient safety and quality in paediatrics, and who interact together across organizational and geographic boundaries, to advance learning and improvements in these areas.

This complex adaptive system emerged in 2006 as a result of a pre-symposium invitational gathering before SickKids’ Second Annual Paediatric Patient Safety Symposium. Those invited represented four countries on three continents. We recognized that our patient safety concerns were universal. The results of the roundtable discussion can be found in the
Paediatric Patient Safety International Collaborative document.
At dinner that night, the Paediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Collaborative was officially formalized and PIPSQC (pip·squeak) was born.
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PIPSQC BLOG

From Innovation to Dissemination: Meds IQ, a New Platform for Paediatric Medicines Safety QI

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Author: Kasia Muszynska

Jonny is 6 years old and he is about to go to a hospital for a second time in his life. He may not remember the first time, as he was only a baby, but it left him with a powerful reminder that hospitals are not a safe place to be - due to the wrong dosage of a medication he was given, he had partly lost his hearing. [...]
 

Don't just stand there - #ReACT! ReACT - the Respond to Ailing Children Tool

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Author: Dr. Damian Roland

Children get ill. It is a predictable and universal event. The snotty nose, the frustrating cough, the clinginess of a high fever are all part and parcel of the challenge of parenthood. [...]

 
 

Patient Harm is a Public Health Crisis, Not Just a Performance Management Issue

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Author: Dr. Alan Card

The pandemic of avoidable patient harm may be the leading cause of death in many countries. But, rather than treating this as a public health crisis, policy makers around the world have largely treated it as a performance management issue.  [...]
 

  
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