Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

20B Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) in Newborns

Children born with CCHD can face a wide range of cardiac complications. These complications can hinder the heart’s ability to effectively pump blood into the lungs and therefore can comprise the distribution of oxygenated blood throughout the rest of the body. This condition can be detected before birth and immediately after via continuous oxygen monitoring. Effective leadership and a culture of safety can increase the likelihood of swift detection and early treatment.

Our APSS outline actionable steps healthcare organizations should take to successfully implement and sustain behavior change for high reliability, shared understanding, thorough communication, and meaningful person-centered care across the organization.

Actionable steps include:

  • Executive Summary Checklist
  • Leadership checklist guide to determine whether current evidence-based guidelines are being followed in your organization
  • Performance improvement plan to follow if improvements are necessary
  • Clinical workflow for preoccupation with workflow for areas of improvement
  • How to educate patients and family members about the significance of their role throughout the continuum
  • Guidance on how to measure outcomes

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