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Study finds Children's Hospital patient safety program improves caregiver/family communications
Date:6/18/2008

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  • The establishment of "family-centered rounds," in which patients and families participate in medical rounds with physicians, nurses and other staff.
  • Improvement in communication among families, staff on inpatient units and the Pediatric Radiology Department, which has led to a dramatic decrease in time delays for patients in need of a diagnostic scan.
  • An improved approach to developing pain-management plans for surgical patients. Pain management is now discussed with the family immediately after a procedure, any time a change to the plan must occur, and when the patient is transferred or discharged.
  • The development of a discharge plan that begins as soon as the patient is admitted. Caregivers actively involve the patient and family in the plan throughout the entire hospitalization.


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Contact: Marc Lukasiak
marc.lukasiak@chp.edu
412-692-7919
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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