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Charter

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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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.
Four unique considerations for patient safety in pediatric medicine are often cited:
 
children go through different physiological stages;
 
drug dosing is weight dependent;
 
they have different diseases; and
 they rely on adults for their care.