Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

Pediatric and Neonatal Airway Safety

The Pediatric and Neonatal Airway Safety APSS blueprint outlines actionable steps healthcare organizations should take to successfully implement and sustain improvements in order to reduce airway-related morbidity and mortality. Actionable steps to improve airway safety rates and summaries of available evidence-based practice protocols are included:

  • Leadership checklist guide to determine whether current evidence-based guidelines are being followed in your organization
  • Performance improvement plan to follow if improvements are necessary
  • Clinical workflow from basic airway support to advanced intubation
  • Knowledge base on early detection and communication of a difficult airway
  • How to educate patients and family members about airway management, intubation, and airway support
  • Airway safety resource guide
  • Guidance on how to measure outcomes

The blueprint is revised annually and is available free of charge on our website.

Hospitals who make a formal commitment to improve airway safety in neonatal and pediatric populations and share their successes on the PSMF website have access to an additional level of consulting services.

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