Reductions in invasive device use and care costs after institution of a daily safety checklist in a pediatric critical care unit.

@article{Tarrago2014ReductionsII,
  title={Reductions in invasive device use and care costs after institution of a daily safety checklist in a pediatric critical care unit.},
  author={Rod Tarrago and Jeffrey Nowak and Christopher S Leonard and Nathaniel Payne},
  journal={Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={270-8}
}
BACKGROUND In the critical care unit, complexity of care can contribute to both medical errors and increased costs, particularly when clinicians are forced to rely on memory. Checklists can be used to improve safety and reduce cost. A number of omission-related adverse events in 2010 prompted the development of a checklist to reduce the possibility of similar future events. METHODS The PICU Safety Checklist was implemented in the pediatric ICU (PICU) at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of… CONTINUE READING

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