Developing person-centred analysis of harm in a paediatric hospital: a quality improvement report

May 22, 2015

Source:  BMJ Quality & Safety 24/5 pp. 337-44

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Date of publicationMay 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: Staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital developed and tested a tool specifically designed for patients and families to report harm. Processes to report harm were developed over a 10-month period. The tool was tested in different formats and it moved from a provider centric to a person-centred tool analysed in real time. Feedback to staff provided learning opportunities. Improvements in culture climate and staff reporting were noted in the short term. The integration of patient involvement in safety monitoring systems is vital to achieve safety. The testing and introduction of a self-reporting, real-time bedside tool has led to active engagement with families and patients and raised awareness.

Length of Publication:  8 pages

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Transfusion and hemovigilance in pediatrics

February 26, 2014

Source:  Pediatric Clinics of North America 60/6 pp. 1527-1540

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Date of publication:  December 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Hemovigilance is an essential part of the transfusion process. It covers the whole transfusion chain. The UK surveillance scheme demonstrates how information on adverse incidents can be used to improve patient safety, influencing the management of donors and improved education and training for the many people involved in the transfusion process. The scheme has collected data for 16 years.

Length of Publication:  14 pages

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Medication discrepancies at transitions in pediatrics: a review of the literature

August 29, 2013

Source:  Pediatric Drugs vol/iss 15/3, pp. 203-215

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Date of publication:  June 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Many countries, including the UK, have incorporated medication reconciliation as an important theme for national patient safety initiatives and objectives. The pediatric population are excluded from UK national guidance. This review aimed to discover the occurrence of medication discrepancies in the pediatric population. Small scale studies show that medication discrepancies occur at all transitions of care in children. To investigate and establish how implementing medication reconciliation can reduce discrepancies and prevent potential harm to patients, further research is needed.

Length of Publication:  13 pages

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Improving practice and reducing risk in the provision of parenteral nutrition.

February 8, 2012

Source:  Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Date of publicationNovember 2011

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  This report looks at parenteral nutrition and how to reduce the risk to neonates and children. 

Length of publication:  37 pages


Prevention of healthcare associated infections in children: new strategies and success stories

August 28, 2010

Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases  vol 23 issue 4. p300-305 

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Date of publication: 1 August 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at success stories multi-disciplinary teams working together to prevent healthcare related infections in children, highlighting best practice.  It also looks at recent literature published on the subject.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Acknowledgement: CINAHL