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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.
- To download the Pediatric Adverse Drug Events APSS Blueprint, please visit:
https://patientsafetymovement.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/pADEs.pdf
- For more information, please visit:
https://patientsafetymovement.org/clinical/medication-management/pediatric-adverse-drug-events/

In addition, PIPSQC is pleased to highlight the ASHP "Standardize 4 Safety Initiative" and accompanying “Pediatric Continuous Infusion Standards.” Standardize 4 Safety is the first national, interprofessional effort to standardize medication concentrations to reduce errors, especially during transitions of care. It establishes standardized concentrations for intravenous and oral liquid medications for patients of all ages in settings ranging from hospital to home.
- To download the Pediatric Continuous Infusion Standards, please visit:
https://www.ashp.org/-/media/assets/pharmacy-practice/s4s/docs/Pediatric-Infusion-Standards.ashx
- For more information, please visit:
https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Practice/Standardize-4-Safety-Initiative

Also of note are the following resources on pediatric patient safety:

PEDIATRIC PATIENT SAFETY
APA's 10th Annual Conference on Advancing Quality Improvement Science for Children's Health Care - Call for Abstracts
Choosing Wisely - Pediatric Hospital Medicine - Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question
Observational study of drug formulation manipulation in pediatric versus adult inpatients
Speaking up about patient-perceived serious visit note errors: patient and family experiences and recommendations

PEDIATRIC SEPSIS
Delayed Administration of Antibiotics beyond the First Hour of Recognition is Associated with Increased Mortality Rates in Children with Sepsis/Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - January 2021 Issue

NEONATAL PATIENT SAFETY
Programme theory and linked intervention strategy for large-scale change to improve hospital care in a low and middle-income country - A Study Pre-Protocol

PATIENT SAFETY
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare - Supplement
Surgical Patient Safety - Special Issue
Two decades since To Err Is Human: progress, but still a "chasm"

Last but not least are the recent articles below on COVID-19 and children:

COVID-19 and PATIENT SAFETY
Development and validation of the ISARIC 4C Deterioration model for adults hospitalised with COVID-19: a prospective cohort study
Human factors and ergonomics systems approach to the COVID-19 healthcare crisis

COVID-19 and SURGE CAPACITY
COVID-19: Inside the children's ICU dedicated to saving adult coronavirus patients

MULTISYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME IN CHILDREN (MIS-C)
COVID-19 in Children Seminar Series - A Case-Based Approach to MIS-C: Can We Agree on Diagnosis and Treatment?
Extracardiac imaging findings in COVID-19-associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

COVID-19 and CHILDREN
Caring for Critically Ill Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Uncharted Territory and Fuzzy Maps
Children and young people remain at low risk from COVID-19 mortality: updated time trends from USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and South Korea
Clinical course of COVID‐19 in children with pre‐existing medical conditions
WHO - Global Science Dialogue on Transmission in Children

SECONDARY EFFECTS of COVID-19 on CHILDREN
New study reports on secondary impacts of COVID-19 measures on hospital care for paediatric patients and families
Parenting in the time of COVID-19