There are growing questions regarding the safety, quality, risk management, and costs of PCC teams, their training and preparedness, and their implications on the welfare of patients and families. This innovative book, authored by an international authorship, will highlight the best practices in improving survival while paving a roadmap for the expected changes in the next 10 years as healthcare undergoes major transformation and reform. An invited group of experts in the field will participate in this project to provide the timeliest and informative approaches to how to deal with this global health challenge. The book will be indispensable to all who treat pediatric cardiac disease and will provide important information about managing the risk of patients with pediatric and congenital cardiac disease in the three domains of: the analysis of outcomes, the improvement of quality, and the safety of patients.
- Novel approach looking at clinical issues
- Includes detailed review of best practices in congenital heart disease
- Highly informative for all who treat pediatric cardiac disease
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Selection, Training and Mentoring of Cardiac Surgeons.- Improving Pediatric Cardiac Care with Continuous Quality Improvement Methods and Tools.- Quality Improvement in Pediatric Cardiology: The National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative.- Teams, Team Training, and the Role of Simulation.- The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Operating Room Continuum: Quality and Safety in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.- Professional Formation of Physicians Focused on Improving Care.- Surgical Volume and Outcome Relationship in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.- The Pediatric Perioperative Cardiac Arrest (POCA) Registry.- Reporting in Pediatric Resuscitation: Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Registry.- Addressing Nutrition and Growth in Children with Congenital Heart Disease.- Patients as Observers and Reporters in Support of Systems and Patient Safety.- Failure to Rescue and Failure to Perceive in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: Lessons Learned from Aviation.- Quality Improvement in Noninvasive Imaging—Present and Future Initiatives.- Improving Clinical Outcomes in Pediatric Cardiology.- The Impact of Continuous Quality Improvement on Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.- Leadership and Quality Improvement.- A Brief Description of the Role of the Federal Government in the Improvement of Healthcare Costs and Quality in the United States.- Lessons Learned from the Public.- Inquiry into Children's Heart Surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and the English Safe and Sustainable Cardiac Review.- Lean in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.- Local Improvement Teams.- Implementation Science—The Next Frontier.- Leadership, Surgeon Well-Being and Other Non-Technical Aspects of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.- Quality and Safety in a Children's Hospital.- The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Quality and Safety Journey: Making Safety First and Making It Last.- Resilience and Systems Engineering.- Measuring and Assessing Adverse Medical Events.- The Role of Communication and Patient Handovers in Pediatric Cardiac Care Centers.- The Role of Technology and Medical Devices in Enhancing Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Outcomes.- Human Factors and Outcomes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.- Information Management and Hospital Enterprise Information Systems.- Towards Effective Data Utilization in Congenital Cardiac Critical Care.- Clinical Decision Making.- Design of Cardiac Surgery Operating Rooms and the Impact of the Built Environment.- Simulation-Based Training to Enhance Patient Safety in Pediatric Cardiovascular Care.- Epilogue –A Vision for the Future.