Saturday, September 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.
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Author: Johannah Back

I am just a mom. I, like many of you, have been thrust into the world of patient safety due to the occurrence of an unfortunate medical error. Our entrance to this world began because our daughter's G-tube feeding was connected to her IV line, causing fortified breast milk to be sent through her bloodstream and internal organs. [...]


Continuity, Relationships and Trust in Healthcare Essential to Ensure Patient Safety

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT


Author: Thomas Dahlborg

While vacationing recently, I was enjoying a quiet morning in the sun reading USA TODAY when a particular headline in the Sports Section grabbed my attention:


NASCAR needs its own team of traveling doctors


I read on [...]


Target Zero at Children’s Colorado: Eliminating Preventable Harm

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Author: Dr. Daniel Hyman


Our senior management team and Board members routinely describe the Children’s Hospital Colorado Target Zero program as being among the most successful in the 100+ years of our long and proud history. I would describe it as the most rewarding professional opportunity I have had in my career. [...]





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