Sharing a vision for National Standards for the use of Inhaled Nitric Oxide

Last modified by Doug Maynard on 2016/04/04 15:23

Synopsis:

The Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC), in partnership with Medbuy Corporation is in the process of establishing a national steering committee to develop guidelines for the use of Nitric Oxide (NO) in neonatal and paediatric patients.  This committee will engage content experts, physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and nurses from across the country. It will be Co-chaired by Zelia Da Silva, Clinical Director, Respiratory Services, SickKids, and Courtney Maguire, Director of Respiratory Therapy Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex Mount Sinai Hospital, and be facilitated by CAPHC. 

For purposes of safety and operational optimization, paediatric centres have developed, independently, iNO usage protocols/guidelines. Although these guidelines were developed via evidence based practice, there is a degree of diversity in practice in our children’s hospitals across the country. 

We believe that the development and implementation of national standards will: 

  • Provide a focus for quality control and patient safety; 
  • Reduce variations in practice;
  • Promote efficient use of iNO; 
  • Result in cost savings 

We would like to invite recognized content experts in this area you to join us on an introductory teleconference April 17, 2:00 – 3:30 EDT.  The purpose of this call will be to share our national vision to establish a standardized approach for the delivery, utilization and weaning of inhaled Nitric Oxide for neonatal and paediatric patients across Canada. This project will have a strong emphasis on quality and safety for this specific patient population. 

Your participation in this initiative would be most valuable and welcomed! We encourage you to extend this invitation to other colleagues who may be interested in the webinar and this work. 

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Stromquist lstromquist@caphc.org

Resources:

Sharing a Vision for National Standards for the use of Inhaled Nitric Oxide  (slides)

Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2013/03/25 19:54
   

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