Pediatric ED quality improvement project to decrease antibiotic delivery time wins award for resident and faculty

First-place winners (left to right) Jennifer Light, M.D.; Carolyn Holland, M.D.; Allison Ast, M.D.; William Slayton, M.D.; Erik Black, Ph.D. (not pictured)
First-place winners (left to right) Jennifer Light, M.D.; Carolyn Holland, M.D.; Allison Ast, M.D.; William Slayton, M.D.; Erik Black, Ph.D. (not pictured)

Congratulations to pediatric resident Dr. Allison Ast and faculty mentors Drs. Jennifer Light, MD and Carolyn Holland, MD for their winning poster at the recent Quality and Safety Week poster session. The study, Decreasing Time to Antibiotic Delivery for Febrile Immunocompromised Patients in a Pediatric Emergency Department, demonstrates that timely delivery of antibiotics to pediatric immunocompromised patients (ICPs) can be achieved through implementation of patient education, a treatment algorithm, and staff commitment. The poster has also been accepted for presentation at the fourth annual APA Conference for Pediatric Quality Improvement Methods, Research and Evaluation in Vancouver, BC in May.

poster