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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)

In addition, PIPSQC is pleased to share the following resources on pediatric patient safety:

PEDIATRIC PATIENT SAFETY
Language Barriers and Hospitalized Children: Are We Overlooking the Most Important Risk Factor for Adverse Events?
Pediatric Ambulatory Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections
RCPCH Conference 2021 - Call for abstracts
Risk Factors for Peri-Intubation Cardiac Arrest in Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Patients: A Multicenter Study

PEDIATRIC PATIENT SAFETY in RESOURCE LIMITED SETTINGS
Analysis of clinical knowledge, absenteeism and availability of resources for maternal and child health: a cross-sectional quality of care study in 10 African countries
Evaluation of Organ Dysfunction Scores for Allocation of Scarce Resources in Critically Ill Children and Adults During a Healthcare Crisis
Extending the measurement of quality beyond service delivery indicators
Improved oxygen systems in district hospitals in Lao PDR: a prospective field trial of the impact on outcomes for childhood pneumonia and equipment sustainability
Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Resources and Infrastructure in Resource-Limited Settings: A Multicountry Survey

PATIENT SAFETY
Identifying trigger concepts to screen emergency department visits for diagnostic errors 
Risk factors associated with medication ordering errors
Roadmap to Advance Patient Safety in Ambulatory Care

Also of note are the recent articles below on COVID-19 and children:

COVID-19 and PATIENT SAFETY
Patient Harm During COVID-19 Pandemic: Using a Human Factors Lens to Promote Patient and Workforce Safety
State of Inpatient COVID-19 Care - A Brief Evidence-Based Review of Everything We Have Learned in the Past 9 Months

COVID-19 and SURGE CAPACITY
COVID-19 Clinical Rounds - Critical Care: Pediatric ICU Care of Adults
Intensive Care Society and Paediatric Critical Care Society joint position statement on COVID-19 demand
 
MULTISYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME in CHILDREN (MIS-C)
AboutKidsHealth - Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C)
MIS-C: early lessons from immune profiling
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a Post-viral Myocarditis and Systemic Vasculitis - A Critical Review of Its Pathogenesis and Treatment
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Surveillance and COVID-19 in Latin America
NIH observational study of coronavirus infection and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children begins
OPENPediatrics -  "Immunology Of Pediatric MIS -C And Updates On Mechanical Ventialtion" By Dr. Petter Brodin

COVID-19 and CHILDREN
Cutaneous Manifestations of COVID-19: A Case Series from Brazil
Melbourne Children’s - COVID-19 kids research evidence update (December 17, 2020) 
Pediatric COVID-19 and Appendicitis: A Gut Reaction to SARS-CoV-2?
Severity of COVID-19 in children with cancer: Report from the United Kingdom Paediatric Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project
Surge in Pediatric Coronavirus Disease 2019 Cases: The Experience of Texas Children's Hospital from March to June 2020 
 
SECONDARY EFFECTS of COVID-19 on CHILDREN
Covid: Child abuse referrals up nearly 80%, says NSPCC
Covid is having a devastating impact on children - and the vaccine won't fix everything
Covid-19 surge could lead to another drop in patient visits, doctors fear - and more missed pediatric cancers
Priorities for the child public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic recovery in England
 
COVID-19 and SCHOOL REOPENINGS
CDC - Implementing Mitigation Strategies in Early Care and Education Settings for Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission — Eight States, September–October 2020
WHO - Schooling in the time of COVID-19: Opening statement at high-level meeting on keeping schools open and protecting all children amid surging COVID-19 cases