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Keeping Kids Safe During Care: Advancements and Lessons from Pediatrics

Will you be attending the 17th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress (April 29-May 1, 2015 | Austin, TX) this year?

PIPSQC is pleased to announce the full-day Pre-Congress Program,
"Keeping Kids Safe During Care: Advancements and Lessons from Pediatrics", is set to take place April 29th at this year's conference.


The full-day session will address best practices and challenges for keeping children safe when they interact with the health care system. Created for pediatric professionals, as well as safety health professionals interested in learning more about pediatric safety issues, this program will review the framework to identify, analyze, and mitigate safety issues that can arise during pediatric care. Individuals from community hospitals, large medical centers, as well as stand-alone children's hospitals will also benefit from this session.


- Richard J. Brilli, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Chief Medical Officer, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Steering Team Member, Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety (CHSPS)

- Matthew Scanlon, MD, CPPS, Professor of Pediatrics and Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin; Associate Medical Director of Information Services, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Executive Member, Paediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Community (PIPSQC)


I. Identify - Analyze - Mitigate/Treat
8:00 am: Introduction to Framework of Using Identify, Analyze, and Mitigate to Deal with Safety Issues (Dr. Matthew Scanlon)

II. Identify - Detect - Mitigate - Analyze
8:20 am: Identify - Detect - Recognize: Identifying the Deteriorating Child | Situation Awareness: The First Step in Identification (Dr. Patrick W. Brady)
8:40 am: What Is Critical Deterioration? How Do You Measure It? Is This the Measure for RRS Effectiveness? (Dr. Chris Bonafide)
9:00 am: Best Practices in Recognizing Early Clinical Deterioration: Triggers/Early Warning Systems (Dr. David Stockwell)
9:20 am: Family-Activated RRT: The Best Early Warning System? (Dr. Patrick W. Brady)
9:40 am: Gaps in the Care Plan: Path to Deterioration Prevention; Team and Family Rounding (Jamie Hinton)
10:00 am: What have you done in your organization? What has worked? What has not? (Panel and Audience Discussion)
10:30 am: Break

III. Treat - Organize - Analyze - Results
10:50 am: Family-Centered Quality and Safety Strategic Plan - IOM Domains of Change (Dr. Richard J. Brilli)
11:10 am: Simulation to Improve Performance - How to Use It to Reduce Patient Harm (Mary Patterson)
11:35 am: Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety - Network Update. Whats Next? (Dr. Daniel Hyman)
12:00 pm: Lunch

IV. Where Are We Going Next? New and Underutilized Safety Principles
1:00 pm: Safety 1 - Safety 2: What Is This All About? (Dr. Matthew Scanlon)
1:30 pm: Resilience: An Essential Ingredient for a Strong Safety Culture and a High-Reliability Organization | Organizational Resilience - Alarm Fatigue: Impact on Pediatric Safety (Dr. Chris Bonafide)
1:50 pm: Individual Resilience: The Second Victim (Jenna M. Merandi)
2:20 pm: Information Technology - Does It Help or Hinder Patient Safety? | A. Improves Patient Safety (Dr. Brian Jacobs)
2:40 pm: Information Technology - Does It Help or Hinder Patient Safety? | B. Does Not Improve Patient Safety (Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman)
3:00 pm: What does the audience think about IT and safety? (Panel and Audience Discussion)
3:30 pm: Is the pediatric safety movement here to stay? How do we sustain the momentum? (Panel and Audience Discussion)
4:00 pm: Adjourn

For more information or to reserve your place, please visit:

Keeping Kids Safe During Care: Advancements and Lessons from Pediatrics