The Pediatric Complex Care Association provides an opportunity for its member organizations to examine and discuss current evidence-based standards on key clinical issues with the goal of creating standardized approaches to care and practice.
The Association has produced four Clinical Practice Guidelines:
- Multi-drug Resistant Organisms
- Pain Management
- Post-Acute Care Technology for the Child with Complex Medical Needs – Respiratory Care
- Enteral Feeding Devices
The Association plans to produce one Clinical Practice Guideline per year.
Through its Benchmarking Project, the Association has collected member data on pediatric clinical quality indicators since 2015. Dr. Haiyan Qu, a statistician from the University of Alabama, has analyzed this data and established a benchmark for each of the indicators. The Association has recently moved to a Qualtrics platform for data collection, analytics, and reporting. Member organizations can access this data in Qualtrics on a real-time basis to assess their own performance over time and to compare their performance to other organizations.
PCCA Journal Club
The PCCA Journal Club provides a forum to evaluate, discuss, and apply scientific literature pertaining to children with medical complexity and to create opportunities for education, professional development, and networking. The club spurs thoughtful discussion with critical appraisal of a scholarly article. Our presenters will help the group dive into the research methods used and discuss whether the article can and should change current clinical practice.