Dedicated Inpatient Unit Improves Outcomes and Generates High Satisfaction for Women With Severe Perinatal Depression
A dedicated inpatient unit features a physical environment, staffing, policies, and services tailored to women with severe perinatal depression, leading to improvements in outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Clinical Microsystem Improvements in Children's Hospital Lead to Fewer Codes and More Timely Delivery of Essential Care
A children's hospital uses a clinical "microsystem" approach to improve patient safety and quality, leading to fewer codes and more timely care.
Comprehensive Program Virtually Eliminates Preventable Birth Trauma
As part of a system-wide effort to transform inpatient care and eliminate preventable injuries and deaths, Seton Healthcare Family developed and implemented a comprehensive set of practices that collectively led to a substantial reduction in the incidence of birth trauma.
Engaging Room Design and Distraction Techniques Comfort Pediatric Radiology Patients, Leading to Less Need for Sedation, Shorter Wait Times, Higher Satisfaction
A pediatric radiology department uses theme-based room designs, multisensory distractions, and age-appropriate interactions and techniques to engage and distract young patients, leading to significantly less use of sedation, shorter scheduling lead times, increased throughput, and higher parent and staff satisfaction.
Standardized Protocol Reduces Likelihood of Pneumothorax and Death in Low Birthweight Infants
Standardized clinical management of extremely low birthweight infants born at less than 30 weeks' gestational age decreases rates of pneumothorax and mortality through the use of evidence-based medicine.
Implementing High Quality Telephone Care in Pediatric Practice
This presentation provides pediatricians and their staff with information about the use of telephone care in pediatric practice, citing examples for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma.
National Survey of Children's Health: Data Resource Center
This data query tool provides immediate access to the National Survey of Children's Health data, as well as resources and assistance for interpreting and reporting findings.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - Fact Sheet for Parents
This consumer fact sheet presents information on the symptoms of pertussis, as well as the benefits and risks of vaccination.
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) Calculator for Children
Providers can use this calculator to estimate kidney function in children by measuring the glomerular filtration rate.
Child Health Care Quality Toolbox: Measuring Quality in Children's Health Programs
This Web site contains concepts, tips, and tools for evaluating the quality of health care for children.