Journal Article

Creating a comprehensive, unit-based approach to detecting and preventing harm in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Sedlock EW; Ottosen M; Nether K; Sittig DF; Etchegaray JM; Tomoaia-Cotisel A; Francis N; Yager L; Schafer L; Wilkinson R; Khan A; Arnold C; Davidson A; Thomas EJ.

Unit-based improvement approaches have achieved some success. This commentary describes a broad collaborative approach to improve the safety of neonatal intensive care at one hospital. The approach involved the use of trigger tool technology, patient and family advisory councils, and team quality improvement training. The authors suggest their multifactorial strategy is transferable to various care environments.