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We continuously implement and update practices aimed at making care as safe as possible. Some examples include reducing risk of infection, minimizing radiation exposure and controlling adverse medication side effects consistent with current published evidence.
Reducing Inpatient Falls in Children
Reducing Ventilator-associated Pneumonia
Reducing Arterial Catheter Injuries in the Cardiac Center
Reducing Orthotic Related Pressure Injuries
As most falls are preventable, a multidisciplinary dedicated team at CHOP works on implementing measures to keep patients safe from falls.
A CHOP initiative has reduced the catheterization rate for obtaining urine in young children.
Bronchiolitis is often treated with albuterol, but this is an outdated practice. CHOP implemented an initiative to reduce its usage.