Originally posted on Justin's HOPE Healthcare Blog:
Teaching: Has your organization ever considered that parents whose children have experienced preventable medical harm and/or death would be interested in helping healthcare do better? Here’s a compassionate group of parents and providers that are ready to do just that.
PIPSQC Ambassador Team is devoted to working together authentically to improve pediatric healthcare through collaboration, trust and partnerships. I’m honored to be on faculty for the Paediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Community and lead this important endeavor.
Our hope is to select parent experts who have shown courageous valor following medical harm to their children and then have continued on to improve care for other children and families. Their knowledge is powerful and unique. Their passion is palpable! You will learn how and why to make improvements that matter to families.
Connecting these accomplished parents with Children’s Hospitals, medical schools, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other organizations who possess a similar driven passion for pediatric quality improvements is our goal.
Saving children and families from harm is our mission.
Please register on PIPSQC and join us! If healthcare leaders would like to connect with any of the designated Ambassadors, please contact them directly. We would love for you to share your stories of success with us on the PIPSQC website as a blog post. Stay tuned for more collaboration. We will be adding more Ambassadors as we progress.
Specific Area(s) of Interest: Pediatric Ethics, Patient-Centered Care, Patient Engagement to reduce risk of harm.
Dr. Hannah Zhu
Website: Global Tracheostomy Collaborative
Specific Area(s) of Interest: Tracheostomy Safety, Handovers, QI Recruitment and Education.
United States of America
Website: Leah’s Legacy
Specific Area(s) of Interest: Continuous Post-op Electronic Monitoring and Education - bringing different parties interested in patient safety to the same table.
Johannah Back, PIPSQC Ambassador Assistant Lead
Specific Area(s) of Interest: Tubing Misconnections, MRSA, and their prevention.
Website: The Grief Toolbox
Specific Area(s) of Interest: Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Patient Engagement, Improving Patient Communication, Grief Support.
Dale Ann Micalizzi, PIPSQC Ambassador Lead
Pediatric Patient Safety Advocate and Consultant
Founder/Director Justin’s HOPE at The Task Force for Global Health
Websites: Justin’s HOPE Project at The Task Force for Global Health and Justin’s HOPE Healthcare Blog
Julie Ginn Moretz
Specific Area(s) of Interest: Family Presence, Patient-and-Family-Centered Care, Engagement
James Padilla, JD, PIPSQC Ambassador Assistant Lead
Specific Area(s) of Interest: Root Cause Analysis, Patient and Family Involvement, Sedation/Anesthesia
Kim Lynette Sandstrom
Websites: SpeakerLink and AlexanderSpeakersBureau.com
Specific Area(s) of Interest: Patient Safety, Patient Empowerment, Patient Advocacy, Grief work following medical error and less invasive healthcare