"Meds-in-Hand"Intervention to Reduce Critical Process Delays in Pediatric Human Immunodeficiency Virus Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Rachel L. Epstein, Nicole Penwill, Diana F. Clarke, Sebastian Hamilton, Kevin Horbowicz, David Dorfman, James M. Moses, Ellen R. Cooper

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Abstract

Pediatric human immunodeficiency virus post-exposure prophylaxis is frequently indicated, but delays in medication receipt are common. Using plan-do-study-act cycles, we developed a multidisciplinary collaboration to reduce critical process delays in our pediatric emergency department. Interruptions decreased from a median 1 per month pre-intervention to zero per month during the intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-200
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • pediatric HIV
  • post-exposure prophylaxis
  • quality improvement

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