Journal Article
Study

Effect of a real-time pediatric ICU safety bundle dashboard on quality improvement measures.

Shaw SJ, Jacobs B, Stockwell DC, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2015;41:414-20.

Adherence to quality and safety measures (such as informed consent, presence of urinary catheters, deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis, and medication reconciliation) improved in a pediatric intensive care unit after implementation of an electronic dashboard which displayed real-time data about each of these practices. This study illustrates the importance of providing real-time data to frontline providers as a method to augment adherence to patient safety practices.