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Research Studies is a compilation of published research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers.
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Hoonakker PLT, Wooldridge AR, Hose BZ
Information flow during pediatric trauma care transitions: things falling through the cracks.
In order to investigate information flow during pediatric trauma care transitions, researchers interviewed 18 clinicians about communication and coordination between the emergency department, operating room, and pediatric intensive care unit, then surveyed the clinicians about patient safety during these transitions. They found that, despite the fact that the many services and units involved in pediatric trauma cooperate well together during trauma cases, important patient care information is often lost when transitioning patients between units. To manage the transition of this fragile and complex population better, they recommend finding ways to manage the information flow during these transitions better by, for instance, providing technological support to ensure shared mental models.
Citation: Hoonakker PLT, Wooldridge AR, Hose BZ . Information flow during pediatric trauma care transitions: things falling through the cracks. Intern Emerg Med 2019 Aug;14(5):797-805. doi: 10.1007/s11739-019-02110-7..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Communication, Emergency Department, Healthcare Delivery, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Patient Safety, Provider, Provider: Clinician, Surgery, Transitions of Care, Trauma
Foglia EE, Ades A, Sawyer T
Neonatal intubation practice and outcomes: an international registry study.
Neonatal tracheal intubation is a critical but potentially dangerous procedure. In this study, the investigators sought to characterize intubation practice and outcomes in the NICU and delivery room (DR) settings and to identify potentially modifiable factors to improve neonatal intubation safety. They developed the National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates and collected standardized data for patients, providers, practices, and outcomes of neonatal intubation. They suggest that their results will inform future interventional studies to improve neonatal intubation safety.
Citation: Foglia EE, Ades A, Sawyer T . Neonatal intubation practice and outcomes: an international registry study. Pediatrics 2019 Jan;143(1). doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-0902..
Keywords: Emergency Department, Health Services Research (HSR), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Newborns/Infants, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Registries