The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at Virtua Voorhees Katherine Friend, CCLS Sedation planning: Who receives sedation? Ultimately the decision is collaborative between the parents, NP, RN, and CCLS. Who doesn’t? Most children under 1 year do not receive sedation. Anyone on the team (or the parents) may advocate for a non-sedate approach if they feel it is in the … [Read more...] about How Do You Do It? Exploring VCUG’s in Two Programs
Quality & Safety
In a new subcommittee collaboration between the SPS Research and Quality & Safety Committees, dedicated SPS members will be harnessing the resources of the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium (PSRC) to take sedation quality analyses and metrics to the next level.
Historically, quality sedation has been almost exclusively defined by safety, which of course must be the … [Read more...] about Creating New Metrics for Enhanced Sedation Quality Improvement
Chair, Quality and Safety Committee
This edition of the newsletter is the first of our ‘mission-subject-matter’ newsletters. Many thanks to Nicole Johnson for being willing to be the first to gather articles and ideas for this Quality and Safety themed edition!
The Quality and Safety Committee is comprised of several smaller subcommittees or workgroups who work quietly and efficiently behind the scenes for our … [Read more...] about SPS Quality and Safety Committee Update
For this year’s Fall newsletter focus on quality, we are fortunate to include an interview with Dr. Nicole Johnson and the sedation COE program at Rainbow Babies’ and Children’s Pediatric Sedation Unit (PSU). Rainbow has one of the oldest and most robust pediatric sedation units in the country, established and staffed by the division of pediatric critical care medicine. The se … [Read more...] about Interview with a Sedation Center of Excellence
UHHospitals Rainbow Babies’ and Children’s Hospital
Prior to 2016, Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) had a process in place for pre-screening patients who needed sedation for magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) which had schedulers ask a series of questions to parents. Due to the scheduler’s non-clinical background, extensive rescheduling of patients occurred. Data was then collected in search of developing a more efficient ap … [Read more...] about Pilot Study of a Primary and Secondary Prescreening Process for Sedated MRI Patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta