Low-Tech Initiative Lowers In-Hospital Deaths in Pediatric CICU Patients

Researchers document efficacy of daily multidisciplinary huddles, safety discussions

07/05/2022
Liz Meszaros, Deputy Managing Editor, BreakingMED™
Low-Tech Initiative Lowers In-Hospital Deaths in Pediatric CICU Patients
Implementing a low-cost, low-technology cardiac arrest prevention (CAP) bundle significantly lowered in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) in children in pediatric cardiac intensive care units (CICUs), according to a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics.Researchers undertook this study to assess whether a CAP practice bundle could decrease the incidence of IHCA. Teams of pediatric cardiac intensive care units (CICUs) from the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4) implemented a CAP bu...
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