Center for Quality and Patient Safety


The following is an overview of the scholarship portfolio from the Center for Quality and Patient Safety.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Srinivasan AP, Sullivan E, Desai A, Adiele A, Bell S, Lion C. Disparities in Pediatric Specialty Referral Scheduling and Completion. J.Pediatr. 2023; 260 (): e113485. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113485
  • Crumm C, Brown E, Vora S, Lowry S, Schlatter A, Rutman L. The Impact of an Emergency Department Bruising Pathway on Disparities in Child Abuse Evaluation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2023; 39(8):580-585. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002998
  • Hartford E, Rutman L, Fenstermacher S, Eaton K, Ramos J, Carlin K, Lion C. Improving and Sustaining Interpreter Use Over 5 Years in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatrics. 2023; 151 (6): e2022058579. doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-058579
  • Pollock AJ, Beaton W, Burgess B, Logel S, Wilson L, Ciha JE, Allen J. Diabetes in School Health (DiSH): telementoring collaboration between pediatric diabetes specialists and school nurses to improve care of children with diabetes. J Sch Nurs. doi: 10.1177/10598405231181351. Online ahead of print 2023 Jun 19.
  • Gilliam CA, Mollie Grow H, Yeboah D, Seimears TL, Rooholamini SN. Building Safe Spaces Through Race-Based Affinity Groups in Microaggressions Trainings. Acad Pediatr. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2023.06.005. Online ahead of print 2023 Jun 11.
  • Morgan LA, Hrachovec JB, Goodkin HP. Pediatric Status Epilepticus: Treat Early and Avoid Delays. Paediatr Drugs. 2023; (4):411-424. doi: 10.1007/s40272-023-00570-1
  • Chatterjee J, Hartford E, Law E, Barry D, Blume H. Sumatriptan as a First-Line Treatment for Headache in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatr Neurol. 2023; 142:68-75. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2023.01.016
  • Rabbani N, Pageler NM, Hoffman JM, Longhurst C, Sharek PJ. Association between Eletronic Health Record Implementations and Hospital-Acquired Conditions in Pediatric Hospitals. Appl Clin Inform. 2023; 14(3):521-527. doi: 10.1055/a-2077-4419.
  • Cockrell HC, Hrachovec J, Schnuck J, Nchinda N, Meehan J. Implementation of a Cryoablation-based Pain Management Protocol for Pectus Excavatum. Pediatr Surgery. 2023; 58(7):1239-1245. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2023.01.059
  • Migita D, Cooper A, Barry D, Bettinger B, Tieder A, Sharek PJ. Equity Dashboards: Data Visualizations for Assessing Inequities in a Hospital Setting. Pediatrics. 2023; 151 (3): e2022058848. doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-058848
  • Stimpson M, Zerr D, Johnson S, Wood L, Bettinger B, Sharek PJ, Fryzlewicz B. Confronting CLABSI Disparities: the Role of REaL variables, Data Transparency, and Intentional Process Measurement in Achieving Equitable Outcomes. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2022; 7 () e606 doi:10.1097/pq9.0000000000000606
  • Coffey M, Marino M, Lyren A, Purcell D, Hoffman JM, Brilli R, Muething S, Hyman D, Saysana M, Sharek PJ. Association Between Hospital-Acquired Harm Outcomes and Membership in a National Patient Safety Collaborative. JAMA Pediatr. 2022; 176(9): 924-932 doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.2493
  • Stockwell D, Sharek PJ. Diagnosing diagnostic errors: it’s time to evolve the patient safety research paradigm. BMJ Qual Saf. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014517. Epub 2022 May 4.
  • Lion C, Faro E, Coker T. All Quality Improvement is Health Equity Work: designing improvement to reduce disparities. Pediatrics. 2022; 149 (3): e2020045948E. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-045948E.
  • Hartford E, Carlin K, Rutman L, Lion C. Changes in Rates and Modality of Interpreter Use in Pediatric Emergency Department Patients in the COVID-19 Era. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022; 48(3): 129-184. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.11.003.
  • Burns C, Rubin J, Sardesai, T, Klein E, Vora S, Kearney R, Rutman L. Improving Care for Children with Bloody Diarrhea at Risk for Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2022; 7(1): e517. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000517
  • Roberts AJ, Bao H, Qu P, Moss A, Kim G, Yi-Frazier JP, Pihoker C, Malik FS. Mental health comorbidities in adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes. J Pediatr Nurs. 2021; 61:280-283. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2021.07.028.
  • Roberts AJ, Barry D, Yi-Frazier J, Rutman L, Pihoker C, Malik FS. Screening for Mental Health Comorbidities in a Pediatric Diabetes Clinic Setting. Clin Diabetes. 2021; 39(1):97-101. doi: 10.2337/cd20-0037
  • Miller TL, Desai AD, Garrison MM, Lee D, Muir A, Lion KC. Drivers of Variation in Diagnosis and Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis: a survey of pediatric gastroenterologists. Dig Dis Sci. 2022; 67(6):2029-2038. doi: 10.1007/s10620-021-07039-6.
  • Poole NM, Kronman MP, Rutman L, Weissman SJ, Migita RT, Caglar D, Zerr D. Improving Antibiotic Prescribing for Children with Urinary Tract Infection in Emergency and Urgent Care Settings. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020; 36(6):e332-e339. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001342
  • Shubin C, Rutman L, Stanescu L, Vora S, Drugas G, Leu M, Burns R. (2019). Impact of a standardized clinical pathway for suspected and confirmed ileocolic intussusception. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020; 5(3): e298. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000298 

National Presentations

  • McGrath C, Zerr D, Kronman M, Mirisola T, D'Alo A, Ferreira T, Tieder A, Stratton A. Screening Infection Prevention Policies for Equity Impact. The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Spring 2023 Conference. Seattle, WA.
  • Sharek PJ. The critical importance of establishing a Culture of Safety. Children’s National Medical Center. Washington DC. October 2022
  • Sharek PJ. In House Training for Quality improvement Tools and Methodologies. Shared high level results from the in-house QI training survey conducted in the spring; Provided examples of how Seattle Children’s in-house QI curriculums was established; Shared an overview of the curriculum content; and set the stage for further conversations at the September 19-20, Quality Leaders meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Children’s Hospital Association. Webinar, June 16, 2022
  • Vo H, Hajikedir D, Burgara J, Nguyen T, Ford C, Desai A. Responsiveness and Convergent Validity of a Novel Health-Related Quality of Life Measure in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients and Their Caregivers. 2023 PAS Meeting in Washington, DC. April-May 2023.
  • Nguyen E, Burgara J, Hajikedir D, Nguyen T, Wingfield E, Desai A. Designing an Inclusive Demographic Survey for Pediatric Clinical Care and Research. 2023 PAS Meeting in Washington, DC. April-May 2023.
  • Kirk CJ, Davis AE, Yu H, Merrill K, Riker M, Jackson E, Yung D. From Silos to Synergy: Collaboration Decreases Errors in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Patients. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety Congress, National Harbor, MD. May 2023.
  • Ohlsen T. Antimicrobial locks for CLABSI prevention in the inpatient setting: a cost-effectiveness analysis. ASPHO meeting in Fort Worth, TX. May 2023.
  • Anca B. Noise Exposure of Facilities Services Personnel in a Large Urban Hospital. American Industrial Hygiene Convention and Expo, Phoenix, AZ. May 2023.
  • Goldin A. Surgical and Procedural Quality and Safety Core Measures Dashboard: A foundation for transparency and accountability. ACS quality and safety conference. July 2023.
  • Toncray C. Implementing a standard reporting tool for institution-wide learning and improvement from Morbidity and Mortality conferences. ACS quality and safety conference. July 2023
  • Schwien C, Reisinger J, Katz C. What’s Going On? A simple directory to foster collaboration and accelerate quality improvement. ACS quality and safety conference. July 2023