Quality Improvement Bundle

Total Credit Information: 3.40 Contact Hours 


Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase the Use of Nasogastric Hydration Over Intravenous Fluids for Patients with Bronchiolitis

Elena Maria Becker, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Maura Nitka

Credit Information: 0.70 Contact Hours 

Patients with bronchiolitis often have inadequate drinking, leading to dehydration. Intravenous hydration doesn’t provide adequate nutrition and may result in IV infiltrates. Providing hydration and nutrition via a nasogastric tube is a safe alternative to IV hydration. Presentation outlines the Quality improvement initiative to increase NG hydration in bronchiolitis patients.


Improving Timeliness of Transport Team Mobilization for Emergent Neonatal Transfers

Kathleen Van Allen, MSN, RN, CPN, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Sonja Alli-Casella, BSN, RNC-NIC, CLE,
Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Nancy O'Gorman, BSN, RN, CPN, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Debbie Hand, BSN, RN, CPN, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Desiree Ritter, BSN, RN, MHA, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Judy Sherif, BSN, RN, MNA, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Credit Information: 0.90 Contact Hours 

The timely dispatch of the neonatal transport team brings the neonatal intensive care environment to critically ill infants in the community, reducing morbidity and mortality. This session describes the challenges and workflow changes implemented to improve transport mobilization time.


Nurse/Resident Reciprocal Shadowing Program to Improve Interprofessional Communication

Jennifer Lee Kelley, MSN, RN, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital- Michigan Medicine; Kelli Lichner, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Kimberly Monroe, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital- Michigan Medicine

Credit Information: 0.80 Contact Hours 

Interprofessional communication between team members is crucial to providing safe patient-care. Explore how two different children’s hospitals are implementing a shadowing program to increase empathy and understanding of roles between nurses and first-year residents.


Branching Out: Bridging Evidence-based Practice with a Lean Six-Sigma Excellence Model for Reliable Processes, Improved Patient Outcomes, and Cost-Avoidance

Teri Savage, MS, LSSMBB, Cook Children's Health Care System; Megan Marie Graichen-Keffer, RN

Credit Information: 1.00 Contact Hours 

Process improvement is a multi-industry and multi-discipline approach to problem solving. Explore how EBP bridged with Lean Six Sigma Methodology was applied to a process improvement project from problem definition to implementation and sustainment of a solution that resulted in improved patient outcomes and cost savings.


Thank you to the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) for sponsoring the SPN Plug In and Grow Virtual Education