Increasing accurate palliative care consultation in the NICU

Title

Increasing accurate palliative care consultation in the NICU

Creator

Humphrey L; Schlegel A

Publisher

Pediatrics

Date

2018

Subject

caregiver; child; conference abstract; controlled study; human; International Classification of Diseases; length of stay; mortality risk; newborn; nurse practitioner; outcome assessment; palliative therapy; patient referral; satisfaction; staff training; total quality management

Description

Background: NICU length of stay (LOS) data revealed patient outliers with significantly longer LOS and concomitant increased risk of mortality. Baseline data revealed under-utilization of Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) consultative services in this population. We desired that those at highest risk of extended LOS with associated mortality receive early PPC consultation. Our multidisciplinary quality improvement project aimed to increase PPC consultation for NICU patients with a life-limiting anomaly identified by trigger-list tool to 80% within one year.

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Citation

Humphrey L; Schlegel A, “Increasing accurate palliative care consultation in the NICU,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 29, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16895.

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