Emergency Medicine

Improve discharge safety with a checklist

May 04, 2021

At the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Niloufar Paydar-Darian, MD, attending physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, presented the results of a quality improvement program with the aim of eliminating serious preventable adverse events linked to discharge.

The trauma of medical errors

December 15, 2020

Let’s continue to be vigilant in our practices to prevent medical errors, thus attaining what we all strive for: helping our pediatric/adolescent patients return to their normal thriving state of health and well-being.

Medical errors in the pediatric emergency department: Don't make these mistakes!

December 10, 2020

A medical error is not an unusual event, although most are minor. The emergency department is one place where medical errors are more likely because of the chaotic nature. Here's a look at common mistakes and some cases where mistakes were made.