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When introducing early warning tools and systems, as with any improvement opportunity, it's important to consider design, implementation and evaluation processes that include all relevant team members. Meaningful consultation, and contribution is key to implementing and sustaining improvement. The following tools and resources will assist you in recognizing and responding to the deteriorating patient condition in a paediatric setting.

Resources to share with your patients

Additional Provider Resources 

Need a helping hand?

The Hospital for Sick Children has implemented a Bedside Pediatric Early Warning System across their organization and has supported many other paediatric centers in doing the same. They would be happy to help your team. Please email Kristen.middaugh@sickkids.ca for more information. 

Additionally, if you would like to learn more about the paediatric rapid response processes, the teams at either IWK Health Care or the Children`s Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be happy to share their Specialized Pediatric Outreach Teams approach with you. Please contact Stacy Burgess (Stacy.Burgess@iwk.nshealth.ca) at IWK Health Care, or either Christa Ramsay (cramsay@cheo.on.ca) or Dr. Anna-Theresa Lobos (alobos@cheo.on.ca) at the Children`s Hospital of Eastern Ontario to learn more.

TeamSTEPPS Canada ™

Patient safety experts agree that effective teamwork skills are essential for safe, quality healthcare that prevents and mitigates harm. TeamSTEPPS Canada ™ - Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety, is an evidence-based teamwork system that optimizes patient care by improving communication and teamwork skills among healthcare professionals, including frontline staff. CPSI will help Canadian teams implement TeamSTEPPS Canada™ modules and content to address patient safety challenges. 

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