Improving Nursing Education and Patient Safety

Challenge

The quality of critical care nursing education and patient safety is a broad global challenge.

Where We Started

A multidisciplinary team from Boston Children’s partnered with Unidad Nacional de Oncología Pediátrica (UNOP), a pediatric cancer hospital in Guatemala City, to improve patient safety through collaborative quality improvement initiatives and nursing education. Together, we created Educación de Cuidados Intensivos en un Hospital de Oncología (the ECHO Project)—a multidisciplinary educational collaborative between Boston Children's Intensive Care Unit and UNOP’s Intensive Care Unit with a goal of improving the safety of patient care.

Our Impact

Through this collaborative, we have delivered nurse education in pediatric resuscitation and implemented expanded patient safety measures. We are in the process of adding training on adverse event reporting and patient care initiatives.

You Can Make a Difference

With your support, we can scale our collaborative efforts for patient safety and expand to other priority topics to improve the quality of care for children worldwide.