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Dennis Quaid's Quest.
Grant M. AARP The Magazine. September/October 2010;53:48-51,90-91.
The high-reliability pediatric intensive care unit.
Niedner MF, Muething SE, Sutcliffe KM. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013;60:563-580.
Perfect is possible.
Berwick DM, Leape LL. Newsweek. October 16, 2006:70-71.
Implementation of the Josie King Care Journal in a pediatric intensive care unit: a quality improvement project.
Turner K, Frush K, Hueckel R, Relf MV, Thornlow D, Champagne MT. J Nurs Care Qual. 2013;28:257-264.
Quality: performance improvement, teamwork, information technology and protocols.
Coleman NE, Pon S. Crit Care Clin. 2013;29:129-151.
Health care failure mode and effect analysis to reduce NICU line–associated bloodstream infections.
Chandonnet CJ, Kahlon PS, Rachh P, et al. Pediatrics. 2013;131:e1961-e1969.
Reducing catheter-associated bloodstream infections in the pediatric intensive care unit: business case for quality improvement.
Nowak JE, Brilli RJ, Lake MR, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010;11:579-587.
Medical Mistakes: Dr. Oz Talks to Actor Dennis Quaid.
The Oprah Winfrey Show. March 10, 2009.
Improving safety throughout the medication use process in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Asdigha MN. Hosp Pharm. 2006;41:1067-1075.
Identification of latent safety threats using high-fidelity simulation-based training with multidisciplinary neonatology teams.
Wetzel EA, Lang TR, Pendergrass TL, Taylor RG, Geis GL. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:268-273.
Family participation during intensive care unit rounds: goals and expectations of parents and health care providers in a tertiary pediatric intensive care unit.
Stickney CA, Ziniel SI, Brett MS, Truog RD. J Pediatr. 2014 Sep 19; [Epub ahead of print].
Transitioning Newborns From NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2013. AHRQ Publication No. 12(14)-0054-EF.
NICU medication errors: identifying a risk profile for medication errors in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Stavroudis TA, Shore AD, Morlock L, Hicks RW, Bundy D, Miller MR. J Perinatol. 2010;30:459-468.
Patient misidentification in the neonatal intensive care unit: quantification of risk.
Gray JE, Suresh G, Ursprung R, et al. Pediatrics. 2006;117:e43-e47.
A case of the birth and death of a high reliability healthcare organisation.
Roberts KH, Madsen P, Desai V, Van Stralen D. Qual Saf Health Care. 2005;14:216-220.
Where’s the Feeding Tube?
Metheny MA., Meert KL, AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. September 2008.
Computerized provider order entry implementation: no association with increased mortality rates in an intensive care unit.
Del Beccaro MA, Jeffries HE, Eisenberg MA, Harry ED. Pediatrics. 2006;118:290-295.
The morbidity and mortality conference as an adverse event surveillance tool in a paediatric intensive care unit.
Cifra CL, Jones KL, Ascenzi J, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:930-938.
Prevention of potential errors in resuscitation medications orders by means of a computerised physician order entry in paediatric critical care.
Vardi A, Efrati O, Levin I, et al. Resuscitation. 2007;73:400-406.
Dangerous infections are more likely in pediatric intensive-care units.
Consumer Reports. January 26, 2012.
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