May
3
2017

New outcomes, safety website highlights Texas Children’s efforts to provide quality health care

As a health care system, Texas Children’s believes that a critical component to offering outstanding clinical care is measuring the results of the care we deliver and doing our best to provide our patients and families with the safest environment possible. “By tracking what we do, we learn about what happens to our patients, and Read More…

Mar
21
2017

Whaley receives heroic patient safety award for uncovering B. cepacia outbreak

Imagine spending several months trying to find the pathogen responsible for a cluster of Burkholderia cepacia infections among critically ill, hospitalized patients. For infection preventionists, solving this mystery can be a daunting task but not impossible if you have the epidemiology skills and collaborative resources in your investigative toolbox. When Texas Children’s had a small Read More…

Mar
21
2017

14 West Tower goes 500 days and counting with zero CLABSI occurrence

The nursing team on 14 West Tower (WT) has reached an impressive milestone – 500 days and counting without a Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI). Training, practice, diligence, team work and a collaborative focus on safety contributed to this team accomplishment. Several new patient safety procedures were implemented to achieve this goal. Twice Read More…

Mar
14
2017

National Patient Safety Week: Scoring Points for Patient Safety

This week — March 12 through March 18 — is National Patient Safety Week. It also is that time of year when college basketball teams give it their all for the ultimate title. With a little imagination, this is what it might look like if we combined Patient Safety at Texas Children’s and March Madness. Read More…

Jan
10
2017

Texas Children’s NICU 2 reaches 365 days and counting with zero CLABSI

Texas Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) 2 nursing team has a big reason to celebrate – they reached 365 days and counting with zero central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), which demonstrates the value of team work and our hospital’s commitment to cultivating an environment for safe patient care. In November 2015, NICU 2 reported Read More…