Guidelines and checklists
Video simulation to improve guidelines against Never Events – High strength potassium infusion
Simulation using video feedback can test and improve complex guidelines, especially those rarely used high risk medication.
Manipulation of Drugs Required in Children (MODRIC) – A Guide for Health Professionals
A lack of authorised commercially available, age-appropriate formulations makes it difficult to administer medicines to babies and children.
Junior Doctor Led and Owned Patient Safety– Medication Error Reduction in an acute tertiary neurosciences ward
Engaging the junior doctor workforce in implementing/ sustaining culture change and learning/ feedback among peers in a safe, facilitated environment.
Workbook on Safer Prescribing for Paediatric Doctors
The prescribing workbook is issued to all new neonatal and paediatric doctors who commence work in the Trust. Doctors complete the exercises and then these are discussed during their induction session. The doctors then also receive an answer book with additional information.
Dosage calculators and apps
Emergency Bolus and Infusion Calculators - NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand has a single national PICU, retrieving all critically ill children. It was quite common, prior to the development of this tool (about 4 years ago), for the following to occur:
- Quality Assured
NeoMate is a smartphone app that aims to improve outcomes for newborn babies who require intensive care following birth.
Ibuprofen Care Bundle
Identified errors in prescribed and administered dosages of Ibuprofen to treat for the closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in preterm infants. There was a lack of understanding and knowledge of side effects from both the medical trainees and nursing staff.
Neonatal Blood Transfusion Care Bundle
Implementing Neonatal Blood Transfusion Bundle into a Local Neonatal Unit (LNU) within the Thames Valley and Wessex Operational Delivery Network
- Quality Assured
Respiratory Futures is a new focal point for the UK respiratory community building on the findings of the Respiratory Alliance and reaching across the traditional boundaries of primary and secondary care.
Liverpool Adverse Drug Reaction Avoidability Assessment Tool (LAAT)
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are common in children. They contribute significantly to patient morbidity, mortality and hospitalisation costs. The incidence of ADRs in hospitalised children has been reported as ranging from 0.6-16.8% among studies.