Children's on Quality

Children's on Quality takes an in-depth look at the quality issues affecting pediatric health care across the country, speaking one-on-one with those on the front lines of patient care, as well as those behind-the-scenes who contribute to overall quality and safety. The podcasts, led by Dr. Rick McClead, Medical Director of Quality Improvement Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital, feature one-on-one interviews with physicians, surgeons, medical leadership and medical staff, discussing everything from eliminating preventable harm in our health care system to providing better-quality meals to patients and their families.

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When your child needs a hospital, everything matters.
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2014-04-25 13:06
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2013-11-18 16:35
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Through S.C.O.P.E. Collaborative, Nationwide Children’s is Reducing Infection Rates and Hospitalization Among Dialysis Patients

Listen in as Dr. Hiren Patel discusses end stage renal disease, more commonly referred to as severe kidney failure. When a person’s kidneys function properly, they remove waste from the body. In kidney failure, the kidneys are unable to remove …Read Mo...
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Treat Me With Respect

Our patients have told us that they want three things from us, and in this order: Don’t hurt me, heal me and be nice to me. Every one of these is important, and in this podcast we are discussing the …Read More»
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Remission Rates Improving through ImproveCareNow Network

More than 1.4 million Americans suffer from irritable bowel disease (IBD). Of these, 25 percent are children. There are two main types of IBD that people typically think about: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The difference between the two is …...
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Prescription Medicine Disposal

Are you aware that some of the most dangerous substances to children and adolescents may be sitting in your medicine cabinet? Every year, children mistakenly ingest prescription medications that are not secured properly. Even scarier is that some adole...
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Explaining the Country’s Infant Mortality Rate– Part 2

Infant mortality rates among the African American population are higher than those of the Caucasian population in this country. Part two of this infant mortality podcast addresses some theories that explain this disparity, including the issues of pover...
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Explaining the Country’s Infant Mortality Rate– Part 1

The measurement of infant mortality says a lot about a country, especially its quality and accessibility of good public health. Even in some of the wealthiest countries in the world, though – such as the United States – infant mortality …Read More»
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Pediatric Asthma

Pediatric asthma is a big problem in this country. Did you know that each year, 10 million school days are missed due to asthma? And, over half a million kids visit an emergency department each year due to an asthma-related …Read More»
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PediaCast MashUp

Here at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we try to get useful information out to the community through as many channels as possible. If you’re reading this, you are obviously familiar with Children’s on Quality. But have you taken a listen to …Read More...
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Surgical Hypothermia

Hypothermia might not even cross your mind when you think about having surgery. But it’s actually not unheard of in hospital operating rooms across the country – among children and adults. When a person is under anesthesia, he or she …Read More»
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Button Batteries

Do you know what a button battery is? With the increasing production of electronic products in the consumer market, more button batteries are found in the home setting. From remote controls and watches to musical greeting cards and toys, these …Read Mo...
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Hand Hygiene at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

In the United States, an estimated 5 percent of patients develop an infection while hospitalized. That is nearly 2 million people infected each year. Although hand washing has long been regarded as the most effective preventative measure, estimates of ...
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Pastoral Care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

For children and their families, a stay in the hospital can be a very stressful time. Pain, worry and fear of the unknown are often made harder by being away from family and friends. The Pastoral Care Program at Nationwide …Read More»
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Effects of mother’s addiction on infants: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

When a pregnant woman uses addictive drugs (illicit or certain prescription drugs), she puts her baby at risk for a number of problems. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a term for a group of problems a baby experiences after birth …Read More»
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Reducing the Frequency of Pediatric Pressure Ulcers

A 2002 article regarding the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers in children reported from survey data that the incidence of pressure ulcers in children was less than 0.3 percent. In 2011, we know this not to be the case. …Read More»
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Hospital-Acquired Infections

There used to be a time when a certain amount of hospital-acquired infections were expected and accepted in the healthcare industry. Now, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is taking proactive measures to change that attitude and to prevent and reduce the ...
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)– Part 2

Our discussion of the electronic medical record continues as we address its advantages and disadvantages. One advantage: Electronic Medical Records increase the accessibility of a patient’s record; a doctor can access a patient’s information from any c...
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)– Part 1

In a time where speed and accessibility are ever-growing priorities for businesses, it’s hard to believe that the healthcare industry has only recently made use of the electronic medical record (EMR). Healthcare has always been about information manage...
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Collaboration, Community Keys to Keep Me Well Program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is taking responsibility for its special health care needs population. How? By utilizing our extensive network, partnerships and resources to provide treatment and prevention services in five focus areas: obesity, prematu...
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Keep Me Well

In their August 25, 2010 commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, Howard Koh, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services describe the major components of the Affordable Care Act that was ...
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Children’s on Quality

There has been an explosion in new technologies that are available at our fingertips.  How can these tools help us care for patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital? And how can healthcare providers take advantage of these technological phenomena to ...
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