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All Posts Author: Vieve Paisley, MD

Making care better in the pediatric intensive care unit

Developing Evidence for New Patient Safety Bundles Through Multihospital Collaboration

Principles of Pediatric Patient Safety: Reducing Harm Due to Medical Care

PIPSQC is pleased to share the recent publication in Pediatrics, entitled "Principles of Pediatric Patient Safety: Reducing Harm Due to Medical Care." This updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reviews the epidemiology of medical errors in children, examines unique issues in safety for pediatric patients, and discusses specific approaches to improving safety in pediatrics. The full publication is available online at: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/143/2/e20183649 ABSTRACT: Pediatricians render care in an increasingly complex environment, which results in multiple opportunities to cause unintended harm. National awareness of patient safety risks has grown since the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) published its report "To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System" in 1999. Patients and society as a whole continue to challenge health care providers to examine their practic ...

Managing deterioration: using early warning scores across the pathway to support clinical judgement (March 20, 2019)

PIPSQC is pleased to share that NHS Improvement and NHS England will be hosting the upcoming event, entitled "Managing deterioration: using early warning scores across the pathway to support clinical judgement" in London, UK on March 20, 2019. [...]