Journal Article

Prompting rounding teams to address a daily best practice checklist in a pediatric intensive care unit.

Cifra CL, Houston M, Otto A, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2019;45:543-551.

Checklists allow health care teams to adhere to best practices. In a single institution's pediatric intensive care unit, a quality champion who prompted teams to discuss a safety checklist daily facilitated a reduction in urinary catheter days and length of stay. However, the patients cared for during the quality champion's tenure had lower illness severity.