Does anyone know of a reference(s) which address(es) the issue of PED pts
who are admitted to a general pediatric floor and later require escalation of
care and admission to a monitored setting (PICU or equivalent ) due to a
change in clinical status?
1. Are there references that benchmark the timeframes that may be
considered "PED mis-triage" ? (timeframe from floor arrival to deterioration)
2. What is the general opinion of practiotioners in PEDs regarding the issue?
(i.e. general gestalt of what time frame is considered reasonable. ??)
3. Should it/does it vary by practice setting? ( inpt housestaff vs none,
community setting vs. tertiary setting? )
Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom,
V.T. Thompson, MD
Medical Director , PED
Jackson Memorial/Holtz Children's Hospital
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