Tag Archive: quality improvement

Mar 21 2017

Culture Shift – Spreading Trauma-Informed Care Across a Health System

Over the past few years, VPI@CHOP has implemented trauma-informed care training across the CHOP organization using a theory-based approach developed from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Framework for Spread and from VPI@CHOP’s own formative research (2016) to transform pediatric healthcare networks into trauma-informed institutions.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/culture-shift-spreading-trauma-informed-care-across-health-system/

Jun 21 2016

Q&A: How Computer-Simulated Hospital Systems May Improve Care

Inside certain computers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are active microcosms in miniature of many of the hospital’s units. These computer models are simulations, programmed for the purpose of quality improvement. Manipulating these models can identify opportunities and aid planning for systematic improvements.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/qa-computer-simulated-hospital-systems-may-improve-care/

May 05 2015

New Guideline Curbs Overuse of Antibiotics for Tonsillectomies

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery published a guideline in 2011 recommending that “clinicians should not routinely administer or prescribe perioperative antibiotics to children undergoing tonsillectomies.”

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-guideline-curbs-overuse-of-antibiotics-for-tonsillectomies/