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OVERVIEW OF SAFETY INCIDENTS INVOLVING PEDIATRIC PATIENTS AT A UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Dinara Dornfeld, Letícia Maria Hoffmann, Marina Scherer Silveira, Sabrina dos Santos Pinheiro, Thatianny Tanferri de Brito Paranaguá, Márcia Koja Breigeiron, Wiliam Wegner

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Objective: To analyze the profile and characteristics of safety incidents that occurred between 2015 and 2019 with pediatric patients reported in the computerized system of a university hospital.

Method: quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study with 2,558 notifications at an institution in southern Brazil. Descriptive statistics and the chi-square test were used to analyze the data.

Results: higher occurrence of safety incidents related to medications/intravenous fluids (n = 643; 25.1%), diet/food (n = 448; 17.5%), clinical process/procedure (n = 384; 15.0%), medical devices/equipment (n = 304; 11.9%), and patient accidents (n = 273; 10.7%). Inpatient and intensive care units are more related to the occurrence of incidents; work shifts were not related to the type of incident reported.

Conclusion: The overview of safety incidents can guide strategies for improving care in the institution under study and collaborate with other health services in identifying risk situations for hospitalized children. 


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Patient Safety; Pediatrics; Child, Hospitalized; Safety Management; Risk Management.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/ce.v29i0.93832