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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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PAEDIATRIC INTERNATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY COMMUNITY (PIPSQC) DRAFT CHARTER, MARCH 2007

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.

OBJECTIVES

1. To stimulate interaction among members and member institutions
2.
To enable members to learn from one another through the sharing of issues, ideas, best practices lessons learned, problems and their solutions, research findings and other relevant aspects of mutual interest
3.
To generate new knowledge and share learning that occurs in the collaborative with others
4.
To generate tangible, measurable improvements in patient safety and quality improvement practices and patient outcomes

ACTIVITIES

 Share tacit and explicit knowledge, insights, stories, experience, expertise, best practices, tools, and innovations
 Benchmark best practices across participating organizations to encourage performance improvement
 Map knowledge in paediatric patient safety and quality and identify gaps for further exploration
 Engage in collective reflection and problem solving
 Discuss new developments in patient safety and quality improvements
 Prepare articles for publication
 Build relationships within the collaborative
 Promote PIPSQC at every possible venue  

MEMBERSHIP

1. Committed practitioners in pediatric patient safety and quality improvement from:
a.
World class paediatric health care institutions; and,
b.
National paediatric patient safety and improvement associations.
2.
Researchers and thought leaders in related areas of interest including safety culture, human factors engineering, measurement, etc.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Members
 Interact with each other, sharing information, insights and ideas
 Participate in discussions
 Raise issues and advance ideas to enhance collaborative effectiveness
 Promote the collaborative as appropriate

NOTES ON "COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE"

 Keep things as simple and informal as possible to start; may become more sophisticated over time
 Members may come and go as interests and issues shift and evolve

REFERENCES

1. Nickols, Fred. 2003. Communities of Practice: an Overview. Distance Consulting.
2.
Wenger, Etienne. 2006. Communities of Practice: a Brief Introduction.