Saturday, December 20, 2014


PIPSQC - Charter

Vision, Mission & Values

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

Why a Focus on Children

We all know the expression: “children are not little adults.” This is particularly true in medicine, and impacts on the vulnerability of children to medical error and harm resulting from care.


PIPSQC - Contact

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.
PIPSQC Graphics

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. [...] 


What percentage of children receive healthcare in line with clinical practice guideline recommendations?

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Author: Peter Hibbert 

What percentage of children receive healthcare in line with clinical practice guideline recommendations? As a society, we do not know the answer to this question. However, with ever-increasing possibilities and rising costs, healthcare is facing an affordability crisis. [...]


Breaking Through the Teenage Mask: A Teen’s Perspective on Communication Challenges

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT


Author: Lena Zhu

I am not a doctor or a nurse or a parent like the rest of the contributors. I don’t know the difference between a tibula and a fibula - I haven’t even graduated high school yet. But I am a 16-year-old teenager who knows what people my age and younger think about hospitals and healthcare professionals. [...]




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