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Vital Sign-Based Model to Predict Clinical Deterioration in Hospitalized Children

PIPSQC is pleased to share the new publication in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, entitled "A Vital Sign-Based Model to Predict Clinical Deterioration in Hospitalized Children" – and accompanying editorial, "Back to the Basics or Back to the Future? The Art and Science of Predicting Clinical Deterioration in Hospitalized Children."

In addition, PIPSQC is pleased to highlight the following related articles on pediatric patient deterioration:
Dynamic Electronic Tracking and Escalation to reduce Critical care Transfers (DETECT): the protocol for a stepped wedge mixed method study to explore the clinical effectiveness, clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of an electronic physiological surveillance system for use in children
Effects of Care Team Roles on Situation Awareness in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Study
Identifying early warning signs of deterioration in child patients
Parent Role in Advocating for a Deteriorating Child: A Qualitative Study
POPS - The Paediatric Observation Priority Score
Prospective, mixed-methods, before and after study to identify the evidence base for the core components of an effective Paediatric Early Warning System and the development of an implementation package containing those core recommendations for use in the UK: Paediatric early warning system – utilisation and mortality avoidance– the PUMA study protocol
RCPCH - Paediatric Early Warning System (PEWSystem) - developing a standardised tool for England
Use of Patient Monitoring Systems to Improve Sepsis Recognition and Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Use of Rapid Response Teams to Reduce Failure to Rescue Events: A Systematic Review

Also of note are the recent articles below on pediatric patient safety:

NEONATAL SAFETY and GLOBAL CHILD HEALTH
Ending preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths by 2030
SickKids - Centre for Global Child Health is now accepting applications for the 2021 Global Child Health Catalyst Grant
WHO - Identifying common areas of progress with the Every Newborn Action Plan

PATIENT SAFETY REPORTS
Advancing Patient Safety: Reviews From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Making Healthcare Safer III Report
CPSI - A Guide to Patient Safety Improvement
Human Factors Resource for Health Professionals and Health Services Staff

PEDIATRIC AIRWAY SAFETY
10 Common Pediatric Airway Problems - And Their Solutions
Serious Adverse Events in Pediatric Procedural Sedation Before & After Implementation of Pre-Sedation Checklist
Treatment Appropriateness: Is Manual Ventilation With Current Modalities Appropriate?

PEDIATRIC CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT
Clinical Decision Support Systems: Opportunities in Pediatric Patient Safety 
New research shows that electronic medication support technology can reduce drug errors in children’s hospitals by as much as 40 per cent 
Stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of an electronic medication management system to reduce medication errors, adverse drug events and average length of stay at two paediatric hospitals: a study protocol

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE
How Do Children Die in PICUs Nowadays? A Multicenter Study From Spain
Lay of the Land: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
OPENPediatrics - updated and revised website
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - September 2020 Issue
PICCHub app - central hub for all things related to Paediatric/Pediatric Critical Care

PEDIATRIC DEVICE SAFETY
miniMAGIC - the world's first paediatric appropriateness criteria for intravenous catheters

PEDIATRIC DIAGNOSTIC SAFETY
DFTB - Skin Deep - global collaborative project increasing the diversity of paediatric images online
Precision Child Health: an Emerging Paradigm for Paediatric Quality and Safety

PEDIATRIC HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS
Costs of ambulatory pediatric healthcare-associated infections: Central-line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTIs), and surgical site infections (SSIs)
Eliminating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in a Pediatric Cardiac ICU
Occurrence and Risk Factors for Unplanned Catheter Removal in a PICU: Central Venous Catheters Versus Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters

PEDIATRIC MEDICATION SAFETY
CPS - Improving paediatric medications: A prescription for Canadian children and youth

ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS
Avoiding a second wave of medical errors: the importance of human factors in the context of a pandemic
Clarifying radiology's role in safety events: a 5-year retrospective common cause analysis of safety events at a pediatric hospital