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EPN 2018

Josep Panisello

Josep Panisello, Speaker at Neonatology Conferences
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, United States
Title : Quality improvement in pediatric intensive care: Successes and pitfalls


Although preventing harm has been a central mission in medicine, the publication of the pivotal document To Err is Human created a revolution catapulting Quality and Safety to the forefront of the health care delivery systems. In Pediatric Critical Care, performance assessment shifted from mortality outcome measures to active programs to reduce morbidity based on the Plan-Do-StudyAct (PDSA) cycle. The landmark study An Intervention to Decrease Catheter-Related Blood stream Infections in the ICU, launched a new era of multicenter collaboration to reduce harm, one of the most remarkable developments during the last decade. A number of agencies and societies are currently hosting these multicenter collaborations and serve as hub to exchange information that is critical to sustain these safety programs. We describe our current quality program, emphasizing the importance of some of the critical steps in a quality project, like determine the baseline or the development of intervention bundles as well as defining the most common pitfalls of this process.


Josep Panisello graduated from Navarra University Medical School, Spain, in 1989. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, in 1994 and graduated from my Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care and Applied Physiology at Yale School of Medicine, New Have nCT, in 1997. After graduation, he moved to the United Kingdom where he has been a consultant in Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine at the Manchester Children’s Hospitals NHS Trust and in the Oxford-Radcliffe NHS Trust where he also served as Clinical Director of Pediatric Intensive Care for almost decade. Currently, He is the medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut, USA