Guidelines and checklists
ImPrint: Simplified Infusion Prescribing
Drug errors are the single most common incident in health care and infusions in an intensive care environment are often unfamiliar and infrequently administered.
Adjustable Dosing Insulin Prescribing Chart
Insulin Prescription Charts in use were originally developed for fixed dose insulin regimens. Quality improvement work by the Paediatric Diabetes Team over the last 3 years resulted in 92% of our paediatric patients using variable dosing, i.e.
Creating a Medication Safety Culture in PICU
A project to create medicines safety culture, empowering staff to say no to interruptions/ improving the reliability of incident reporting.
Peer Support Project Leading to Decrease in Drug Errors
Implementation of a Peer Support System for decreasing drug errors on the paediatric ward of a DGH.
Dosage calculators and apps
SORT Emergency Drug Calculator
As a junior doctor managing critically unwell children involves the use of a range of drugs that are often unfamiliar and have weight dependant dose calculations. In the acute situation the calculations can serve as a distraction from the clinical scenario and are a common source of error.
Calculating ages from 2 dates is necessary when plotting growth charts or occasionally when prescribing medicines. This is not always easy as calendar months are different lengths, and sometimes you have to correct for gestational age if babies were born premature.
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
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.
- 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.