Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Care

Volume 2: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

  • Paul R. Barach
  • Jeffery P. Jacobs
  • Steven E. Lipshultz
  • Peter C. Laussen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Paul R. Barach, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Peter C. Laussen, Steven E. Lipshultz
    Pages 1-6
  3. Implementation Science: Continuous Quality Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Ross M. Ungerleider, George R. Verghese, Douglas G. Ririe, Jamie Dickey Ungerleider
      Pages 9-38
    3. Jeffrey B. Anderson, Robert H. Beekman III, Gerard R. Martin, Carole Lannon
      Pages 51-67
    4. Paul R. Barach, Peter H. Cosman
      Pages 69-90
    5. David S. Cooper, Darren Klugman, Angela J. Kinstler, David P. Nelson, Stephen Muething
      Pages 91-104
    6. Ingrid Philibert, Paul V. Miles
      Pages 105-121
    7. David Kalfa, Danielle Gottlieb, Jonathan M. Chen, Emile Bacha
      Pages 123-133
    8. Nathaniel H. Greene, Sanjay M. Bhananker, Karen L. Posner, Karen B. Domino
      Pages 135-143
    9. Heather A. Wolfe, Robert M. Sutton, Alexis Topjian, Akira Nishisaki, Dana E. Niles, Peter A. Meaney et al.
      Pages 145-151
    10. Jeffrey B. Anderson, Robert H. Beekman III
      Pages 153-163
    11. James W. Pichert, Gerald B. Hickson
      Pages 165-184
    12. Edward J. Hickey, Glen S. Van Arsdell, Peter C. Laussen
      Pages 185-195
    13. Shakeel A. Qureshi, Thomas Witter
      Pages 209-215
    14. Robert Campbell, Larry Mohl
      Pages 229-237
    15. Howard E. Jeffries, Jerry J. Zimmerman, J. Elaine-Marie Albert, Silvia M. Hartmann
      Pages 261-274
    16. Heather Freeman, Andrew Young Shin
      Pages 275-284
    17. Brian S. Mittman
      Pages 285-292
    18. David S. Winlaw, Matthew M. Large, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Paul R. Barach
      Pages 293-306
  4. Safety Science and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Brigitta U. Mueller
      Pages 309-319
    3. Karen Harrington, Peter C. Laussen
      Pages 331-340
    4. René Amalberti
      Pages 341-348
    5. Amanda L. King, Orkun Baloglu, Matthew C. Scanlon
      Pages 355-365
    6. Dimitar Baronov, Jesse Lock, Sam Phillips, Melvin C. Almodovar, Peter C. Laussen, Evan Butler
      Pages 387-395
    7. Pat Croskerry
      Pages 397-409
    8. Paul R. Barach, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Peter C. Laussen, Steven E. Lipshultz
      Pages 441-445
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 447-456

About this book


This book is the second in a two-volume set of textbooks and focuses on quality improvement and patient safety, supporting the coverage of outcomes analysis in its sister title. There has been a huge research effort undertaken in pediatric cardiac care to understand and measure what is done, to establish collaborative definitions and tools of measurement, and to determine robust benchmarks and methodologies to analyze outcomes. This book concentrates on implementation science in terms of continuous quality improvements and safety science and systems.

Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Care: Volume 2 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety reveals the remarkable developments that have been seen in the fields of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery. This unique collaboration between four Editors from disparate medical disciplines (cardiac surgery, cardiology, anesthesia, and critical care) incorporates an international community of scholarship with articles by luminaries and cutting edge thinkers on the current and future status of pediatric and congenital cardiac care. The goal of this and its companion volume is to understand and advance the profession and its activities, to use common terms, and to improve the management of risk and safety in order to enhance pediatric and congenital cardiac care.


Cardiology Congenital Heart Diseases Patient Care Pediatrics

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul R. Barach
    • 1
  • Jeffery P. Jacobs
    • 2
  • Steven E. Lipshultz
    • 3
  • Peter C. Laussen
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Medicine,University of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery,Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute, All Children’s Hospital and Florida Hospital for Children, Johns Hopkins University, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Orlando, FL, USA, Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.School of MedicineWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  4. 4.University of TorontoThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

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