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.
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.
The safety ‘huddle’ has been described as an intervention to improve quality of care, and taken up in various settings within healthcare. The ‘huddle’ includes as part of the S.A.F.E. project to improve situational awareness (rcpch.ac.uk/safe).
Paediatric prescribing pocketguide
Paediatric prescribing pocketguide implementation in a busy district general hospital in London.
Dosage calculators and apps
36 hour gentamicin calculator
CDDFT is made up of 2 medium sized district general hospitals; each with a paediatric unit and a special care baby unit. Many of our babies are commenced on intravenous antibiotics for potential infection, following the implementation of a NICE guideline.
Neonatal electronic dose calculator
The electronic dose calculator was designed as an easy to use tool that doctors would use to provide a quick guide to doses of emergency drugs that a neonate may need. Once printed the tool also acts as a prescription chart for incubation drugs.
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.