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Why do healthcare professionals fail to escalate as per the early warning system (EWS) protocol?

Diagnostic Error Index: a quality improvement initiative to identify and measure diagnostic errors

Outcomes from wake up safe, the pediatric anesthesia quality improvement initiative

WHO - Third draft Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030

PIPSQC is pleased to share the WHO has published the third draft of the Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030. The WHO Patient Safety Flagship is welcoming any final comments on the third draft, available at:
https://www.who.int/teams/integrated-health-services/patient-safety/policy/global-patient-safety-action-plan

Please submit your feedback by 15 February 2021 to Dr. Neelam Dhingra at: dhingran@who.int [...]

 

Paediatric Admission Guidance in the Emergency Department (PAGE) Score

PSMF - Pediatric Adverse Drug Events APSS Blueprint

PIPSQC is pleased to share the new PSMF "Pediatric Adverse Drug Events APSS Blueprint" which provides evidence-based processes for safe medication management, including standardized protocols for prescribing, transcribing, dispensing and administration. The document outlines the actionable steps organizations should take to successfully reduce pediatric adverse drug events. [...] 

Electronic early warning system introduced by Alder Hey Children's reduced unplanned admissions to critical care

PIPSQC is pleased to highlight this year's HFMA 'Value and Innovation Award' Winner: Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust. An electronic early warning system introduced by Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust reduced unplanned admissions to critical care, following in-hospital deterioration, by 32% in the first year and reduced costs.

For more information, please visit:
HFMA Awards 2020 - "Early Warning Success" (Page 6) [...]

Characterising the types of paediatric adverse events detected by the global trigger tool - CareTrack Kids