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
- Nephrotoxic Acute Kidney Injury
Through implementation of the Network’s best practices, children are being protected from harm. Since 2012, this national effort has saved 12,722 children from serious harm and led to an estimated savings of nearly $175 million, with a consistent upward trend in harm prevented every month (as of January 2019).
Click on the charts below to view the SPS Results for Readmissions and the hospital-acquired conditions.