Understand the Current State of Your PICU and
Improve Quality, Safety and Efficiency with Valid, Comprehensive Clinical Data
Insights to Improve Critical Care Quality & Outcomes in Your Unit
What We Do
VPS, LLC brings together a community of pediatric critical care colleagues who are dedicated to standardized data sharing, benchmarking, quality improvement and research among pediatric ICUs to improve the care of their patients. Participants commit to the collection of high-quality data elements that are important to understand, evaluate and improve care and outcomes for critically ill children using comparable and customizable reports and dashboards.
The VPS Community collaborates to compare data, determine best practices and improve the overall quality of pediatric critical care.
A Valued Resource for Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Managers
Understand the Current State of Your PICU and Improve Quality, Safety and Efficiency with Valid, Comprehensive Clinical Data
Examples include Discharge Delay, Bed Turnover and the Impact of Admission and Discharge Activity Over Time.
Case Study: Akron Children’s Hospital has followed trends in quarterly bed and 24h turnover as PICUs have been used to extend emergency triage. This data impacts staffing models to place the right team around the right patient.
Case Study: Children’s Medical Center Dallas uses this information to work with nursing colleagues to buffer staffing when patient discharge and admissions are high.
Track Quality Metrics Related to Nutrition Status
Explore Associations Between Nutrition Metrics and Clinical Outcomes
Provides a foundation for local and national collaborative QI projects related to nutrition. Participation ensures the Joint Commission’s nutritional guidelines are being met.
Get an Overall Picture of the Patients in Your Unit to Ensure Proper Staffing, Issues with Resource Utilization, Safety and Benchmarking
Leverage Operational Data to Improve Patient Flow and Capacity Challenges
Justify Requests for Additional Staff and Matrix Acuity Using Trend Data
Improve Accuracy and Completeness of Documentation Which Affect Case Mix and Hospital Billing
Customizable & Comprehensive Reports
Provide clinicians and administrators with:
- Support for key initiatives: quality improvement, outcomes enhancement, accreditation (Joint Commission, Leapfrog), board and community level administrative reports, clinical transformation, budgeting and strategic planning.
- Administration-level reports uniquely packaged and customizable for review by hospital administration and Board of Directors.
- Case Study: Helen DeVos Hospital developed timely, effective responses to novel challenges (e.g. COVID-19) with accurate, real-time national data.
The VPS Difference
Developed by Pediatric Critical Care Pioneers for All Pediatric Intensivists Representing Multiple Disciplines
Data Elements Covering the Complete Continuum of Care from PICU Admission Through PICU Discharge
What Clinicians Are Saying
VPS has been an invaluable and essential resource to support and drive clinical, operational, quality improvement, and research initiatives in both the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and throughout the
hospital. This timely granular data has provided powerful support, directly impacting patient care
quality and outcomes.
Akira Nishisaki, MD, MSCE
Attending Physician, Critical Care Medicine,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
can be notified. VPS is an additional safety component and can notate if there’s an increase in unplanned extubations or other concerning trends.
Justine O’Flynn, RN
Norton Children’s Hospital
Michael L Forbes, MD, FCCM, FAAP
Akron Children’s Hospital