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Performance of 7 different PEWS to predict critical care admission in febrile children presenting to the ED

PIPSQC is pleased to share the recent publication in BMJ Open, entitled “Performance of seven different paediatric early warning scores to predict critical care admission in febrile children presenting to the emergency department: a retrospective cohort study” – as well as the related twitter thread by @Damian_Roland, available at: 
https://twitter.com/Damian_Roland/status/1390041440969973768 

In addition, PIPSQC is pleased to highlight the recent launch of the ESCALATION System at Perth Children’s Hospital. The ESCALATION Project will develop a best practice approach to the early recognition and response to clinical deterioration in the WA health paediatric setting: 
https://www.escalation.com.au/2021-project-news.html 

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

PEDIATRIC MEDICATION SAFETY
Fatal mistakes: why do ten-fold medication errors in children keep happening?
HSIB - Weight-based medication errors in children

PEDIATRIC SEPSIS 
CHA - Fighting Sepsis: Nurses Leading the Charge

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE 
Adherence to Lung-Protective Ventilation Principles in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Association of Workload and Outcomes in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU
Development of a Heart Rate Variability Risk Score to Predict Organ Dysfunction and Death in Critically Ill Children
Epidemiology of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Critically Ill Children Admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Units Across England: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study
Quality Assessment of the Literature on Quality Improvement in PICUs: A Systematic Review

PEDIATRIC PATIENT SAFETY in LMICs
Institutionalizing a Regional Model for Improving Quality of Newborn Care at Birth Across Hospitals in Eastern Uganda: A 4-Year Story
Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Evolution, Implementation and Progress 2017-2020 report
Randomised controlled trial of oxygen therapy and high-flow nasal therapy in African children with pneumonia
RCPCH - Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment Plus (ETAT+), eLearning

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

MULTISYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME IN CHILDREN (MIS-C)
Rate of thrombosis in children and adolescents hospitalized with COVID-19 or MIS-C
Testing for and identification of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children in the pediatric emergency department

COVID-19 and CHILDREN
CPS - Updated COVID-19 information and resources for paediatricians
High incidence of stroke and mortality in pediatric critical care patients with COVID-19 in Peru

SECONDARY EFFECTS of COVID-19 on CHILDREN
7 Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Kids
Caregiver Perceptions of Children’s Psychological Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Expanding urgent health supports for Canada’s children and youth 
Reasons for Admissions to US Children’s Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic