Near misses and unsafe conditions reported in a Pediatric Emergency Research Network.
Ruddy RM, Chamberlain JM, Mahajan PV, et al; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. BMJ Open. 2015;5:e007541.
This study of incident reports from pediatric emergency departments found that a small proportion reported near misses or unsafe conditions. Common issues included medication safety, handoffs, human factors, andsystems vulnerabilities, all of which are known to lead to patient harm. Prior studies have found that incident reporting is often underused. This study highlights its importance as a lens into safety problems.
Need for standardized sign-out in the emergency department: a survey of emergency medicine residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program directors.
Sinha M, Shriki J, Salness R, Blackburn PA. Acad Emerg Med. 2007;14:192-196.
Reevaluating recovery: perceived violations and preemptive interventions on emergency psychiatry rounds.
Cohen T, Blatter B, Almeida C, Patel VL. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2007;14:312-319.
Pediatric patient safety in emergency departments: unit characteristics and staff perceptions.
Shaw KN, Ruddy RM, Olsen CS, et al; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Pediatrics. 2009;124:485-493.
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Pediatric adverse drug events in the outpatient setting: an 11-year national analysis.
Bourgeois FT, Mandl KD, Valim C, Shannon MW. Pediatrics. 2009;124:e744-e750.