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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

Keeping Kids Safe During Critical Illness and Resuscitation

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Author: Dr. Simon Craig

Your 3 year-old child has an allergy to peanuts. At a friend's birthday party, she is accidentally given a home-baked cookie. Within minutes, she is struggling for breath. You administer an EpiPen with minimal effect. [...]

 
 

S.A.F.E - Improving Child Health Outcomes through Situation Awareness

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Author: Darren Cooper

Looking at comparable healthcare systems in Europe, the United Kingdom has the worst five-year average mortality and excess deaths in childhood. [...]
 

I-PASS in Critical Care

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Authors: Dr. Medha Chillal, *Dr. Richard Neal, Dr. Adrian Plunkett

We were interested to read the recent article, "
Changes in Medical Errors after Implementation of a Handoff Program," by Starmer et al. (N Engl J Med 2014; 371:1803-1812) about the benefits of I-PASS. [...] 

 

  
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