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Characterising the types of paediatric adverse events detected by the global trigger tool - CareTrack Kids

Health care-associated infections among critically ill children in the US, 2013-2018

The Risk Factors of Unplanned Extubation in Pediatric ICUs are Too High

Are children more susceptible to unplanned extubation? According to studies of various literature and research, yes.

Unplanned extubation - or UE as it's commonly referred - is the unplanned, uncontrolled removal of a patient's life-sustaining breathing tube. And it's been reported that more than 18% of neonatal ICU patients experience unplanned extubation - this is higher than the average among adult ICU patients. [...]


Exploring Vulnerability to Patient Safety Events along the Age Continuum

PIPSQC is pleased to share the recent publication in Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory, entitled "Exploring Vulnerability to Patient Safety Events along the Age Continuum." This article analyzed 2017 data submitted to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority to document age-related patterns of patient harm in Pennsylvania hospitals. Of particular note, the highest total event rate per admission was found in the 5- to 14-year cohort (511.12 events per 1,000 admissions) with much lower rates in other cohorts. [...]

Making care better in the pediatric intensive care unit