Dissemination of the Best Evidence for Effective Pediatric Monitoring Study Results. The team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center created indications for continuous pediatric monitoring. Currently no standard exists and this study will engage clinician stakeholders using qualitative and survey methodologies to inform the design of an implementation and diffusion strategy for pediatric monitoring guidelines. They will also create and assess the acceptability and usability of a stakeholder-informed toolkit for implementation of pediatric monitoring guidelines.
Understanding How to Improve Medication Administration Safety with Smart Infusion Pumps in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital will focus on refining an existing data collection tool that has been tested in adult settings to investigate the frequency and types of IV medication administration errors that occur when using smart pumps for neonatal care. Once the data collection tool is developed, they will conduct a pilot data collection to validate the tool and to identify the current issues of medication administration with smart pumps in the NICU.
Developing and Evaluating a Machine Learning Algorithm to Detect Pediatric Weight Entry Errors. The team at the University of Cincinnati is developing an advanced and novel machine learning algorithm to detect pediatric weight errors based on data collected during our previous research. Three specific aims are: 1) optimize our visual annotation tool (VAT) to support the rapid collection of expert-annotated weight errors, 2) develop advanced machine learning (ML) algorithms by including a large collection of expert-annotated errors, and 3) evaluate the performance of the advanced algorithm.
Organizing Audible Alarms in Hospitals: Expert Knowledge Elicitation to Develop Useful Alarm Categories. The team at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC) will focus on another technology-related safety issue: alarm fatigue. The team plans to capture the needs of hospital nurses and nursing assistants to determine which categories of alarm situations are most important to convey through sound.
The appropriate use of continuous physiologic monitors in hospitalized children. The team from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will focus on developing evidence- and consensus-based guidelines for the use of continuous pulse oximetry and cardio-respiratory monitoring in hospitalized children.