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.
Neonatal vancomycin prescription chart
Prior to the development of this prescription chart we had multiple drug errors relating to prescribed dose miscalculations, schedule and drug monitoring requirements, in neonatal unit at Leeds' Children's Hospital.
Patient safety improvement project - Prescription of intravenous fluid for administration in children
A local guideline and a patient safety improvement project to ensure adherence to guidelines in prescribing IV fluids.
Project aims to stablish a national standard for the administration of commonly prescribed medication infusions.
Dosage calculators and apps
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.
- Quality Assured
NeoMate is a smartphone app that aims to improve outcomes for newborn babies who require intensive care following birth.
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
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.
- 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.