SOLUTIONS FOR PATIENT SAFETY

CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS' SOLUTIONS FOR PATIENT SAFETY (SPS)
 
The Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) Network is an unparalleled, collaborative effort among children's hospitals working to transform pediatric patient safety in pursuit of an urgent mission: to eliminate serious harm across all children’s hospitals. The Network has compelling evidence that shows that if the SPS Prevention Bundles are implemented reliably, the Network will reduce harm.

Employing high-reliability concepts and quality improvement science methods, SPS is focused on reducing harm by preventing serious safety events and hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) such as below:
- Adverse drug events (ADE)
- Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
- Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI)
- Serious Falls
- Peripheral intravenous infiltration and extravasations (PIVIE)
- Pressure injuries (PI)
- Surgical site infections (SSI)
- Ventilator-associated events (VAE)
- Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
- Unplanned Extubations (UE)
- C. Difficile and Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP)
- Nephrotoxic Acute Kidney Injury (NAKI)
 
Through implementation of the Network's best practices, children are being protected from harm. Since 2012, this national effort has saved 13,952 children from serious harm and led to an estimated savings of $249.4 million, with a consistent upward trend in harm prevented every month (as of May 2019).  
 
Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety Results Chart
 
SPS Results
 
SPS Hospital Resources
 
Partnership for Patients (PfP) Resource Library - Pediatric Safety
Pediatric Safety - Tools and Resources 
Pediatric Safety - Webinars