PEDIATRIC READINESS QUALITY COLLABORATIVE
In January, a train-the-trainer model consisting of 1 trainer hospital and
4 affiliate hospitals in
Indiana joined the national PRQC to focus on 4 pediatric quality improvement bundles:
1. A patient safety initiative focused on collecting and documenting pediatric patients' weight in kilograms.
2. Developing a notification process for abnormal vital signs.
3. Ensuing inter-facility transfer guidelines are patient and family centered.
4. Establishing disaster plans that include children.
To date, each hospital re-assessed their pediatric readiness by completing the assessment at
and site visits are underway with the trainer team to discuss which bundle(s) the Emergency Department will focus on over the 2 year collaborative. The Aim Statement is by December 2019, twenty states/territory teams will collectively improve their pediatric readiness scores by 10 points.
Indiana Emergency Departments not part of this collaborative have an opportunity to re-assess and identify gaps and or challenges to focus on quality improvement efforts. For additional resources and questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org