*** SPSP Paediatric Care Networking Event ***
We are hosting a paediatric networking event on Wednesday 25 October in Edinburgh. To find out more see our flyer
and visit the events section
of this website (October).
The Paediatric Care strand aims to support NHS boards to improve the quality and safety of paediatric healthcare. The key objective is to reduce avoidable harm in paediatric services by 30% by March 2019.
One of the mechanisms used to demonstrate this is the Paediatric Serious Harm Key Indicators, developed from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital model.
The areas of focus for paediatric care are:
reduce serious safety events
reduce medicines harm
reduce ventilator associated pneumonia
reduce central venous catheter bloodstream infection
reduce unplanned admissions to intensive care
improve child protection identification and escalation processes within acute hospitals.
To support the reduction of harm in acute care settings, there is also a focus on the identification and appropriate treatment of the deteriorating patient.