Pennsylvania — Targeted Issue

Advancing Family-Centered Care and Quality Self-Assessment for Pediatric Resuscitation Readiness

Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2021

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Project Overview
This project will advance pediatric resuscitation readiness by creating new capacity for rigorous quality improvement (QI) beyond academic centers and specialized children’s hospitals. Each phase of the project will engage key stakeholders, including frontline providers at community EDs and EMSC state partnership grantees in two states. We will create and disseminate a web-based Pediatric Resuscitation Quality Self-Assessment Toolkit that will enable community EDs across the US to reliably self-assess, measure and iteratively improve their performance in pediatric resuscitation via video review, assessment and debriefing. The first comprehensive QI package for the toolkit, to be created and tested as part of this project, will address a critical gap in our nation’s pediatric readiness by improving the quality of family-centered care during pediatric resuscitation. We will delineate specific, evidence-based family-centered care practices and metrics and translate these into vetted QI tools for assessment and practice improvement across diverse hospitals. A randomized trial in a set of community EDs will evaluate the effectiveness of these new tools.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD
  • Co-Principal Investigator
Sage Myers
  • Principal Investigator


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
SAVE-PEDS Website Toolkit Web-based pediatric resuscitation quality self-assessment toolkit for emergency care. Self Assessment through Video Evaluation for Performance improvement in Emergency Department-based … 2019 Available Online


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Quality improvement and crisis resource management in pediatric resuscitation Research Paper/Publication Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2019
Family-Centered Care During Pediatric Resuscitation in Pediatric and General EDs. Presentation Pediatric Trauma Society 2017
Are You Providing Family-Centered Care and Trauma-Informed Care? Concrete Definitions and Steps towards Measurement Presentation 2016 Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting 2016
Integrating trauma-informed pediatric care into simulation-based assessment and training in the emergency medical setting. Presentation International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 2016 Conference 2016