The Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) Network is an unparalleled, collaborative effort among children’s hospitals working to transform pediatric patient safety in pursuit of an urgent mission: to eliminate serious harm across all children’s hospitals. The Network has compelling evidence that shows that if the SPS Prevention Bundles are implemented reliably, the Network will reduce harm.
Employing high-reliability concepts and quality improvement science methods, SPS is focused on reducing harm by preventing readmissions, serious safety events, and the ten hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) below:
- Adverse drug events (ADE)
- Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
- Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI)
- Injuries from falls and immobility
- Peripheral intravenous infiltration and extravasations (PIVIEs)
- Pressure injuries (PI)
- Surgical site infections (SSI)
- Ventilator-associated events (VAE)
- Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
- Unplanned Extubations
- C. Difficile and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Click on the charts below to view the SPS Results for Readmissions and the hospital-acquired conditions.
Through implementation of the Network’s best practices, children are being protected from harm. Since 2012, this national effort has led to an estimated savings of more than $130 million and saved 6,944 children from serious harm, with a consistent upward trend in harm prevented every month (as of September 2016).