Quality and Patient Safety
The Performance Management and Improvement (PM&I) department manages quality and safety for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Our mission is to support Children’s Hospital in becoming a premier institution through the advancement of a culture built on quality, patient safety, and clinical efficiency and effectiveness. This is accomplished by engaging multiple stakeholders and using data to evaluate issues and initiatives at the system level to facilitate improvement in processes and outcomes.
Below are key quality and patient safety resources:
Patient safety and error prevention
All staff should have completed our Patient Safety and Error Prevention training to become familiar with our safety behavioral expectations and related tools.
Download our Essentials for Error Prevention reference tool (PDF).
Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) prevention bundles
In order to achieve improved patient outcomes and eliminate serious harm from occurring at Children’s Hospital, we have adopted evidence-based Prevention Bundles for the following hospital-acquired conditions (HACs):
- Adverse Drug Events (ADEs)
- Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)
- Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSIs)
- Pressure Injuries (PIs)
- Surgical Site Infections (SSIs)
- Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
Links to the bundles above are on the HAC VUNet ID password-protected page.
Additional external quality and patient safety resources
Children's Hospital Association
Representing more than 220 children’s hospitals, the Association is the voice of children’s hospitals nationally.
Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety
The Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety National Children’s Network seeks to create a universally safe and healing environment for all children who are in our care.
The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission is the nation's leading standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
Department of Pediatrics Quality Improvement
The Department of Pediatrics is a Portfolio Sponsor for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit through the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
J. Autumne Bailey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, Administrative Director
Ashley Bonner, RN, BSN, MMHC, Manager, Nursing Quality
Jan Cotton, Manager, PM&I Infrastructure
Caroline Epps, MSN, RN, Quality Consultant, Clinical
Jennifer Neissen, RN, MSN, Quality Consultant, Periop
Stacey Schlafly, MPH, Sr. Advisor, Quality & Patient Safety
Lauran Sevier, MEd, PMP, Quality Improvement Analyst
Beth Sneed, Coordinator, Medical Registry
Pat Throop, RN, BSN, CPHQ, Sr. Advisor, Quality & Patient Safety
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