Paper Presentations: Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Challenges — Pediatric Patients Develop Clots? Identifying Events and Influencing Outcomes (204-1)

3:30 – 3:50 pm Thursday, August 17

1CH  Pediatric venous thromboembolism (VTE) is associated with increased costs, morbidity, and mortality; however, its prevalence at Advocate Children’s Hospital (ACH) was unknown prior to joining the Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS). SPS is a national network aiming at reducing harm in pediatrics. In 2015, ACH had 18 hospital VTEs in patients aged 6 months through 17 years, the second most common hospital-acquired condition for the hospital and the network.