Using Data to Drive Improvement and Build the Science of Nursing

  • Ashley Collins
  • Jean Anne Connor
  • Sandra Mott
  • Patricia Hickey


The science and practice of pediatric cardiovascular nursing has made substantial progress since the 1970s. The use of evidence to drive clinical care has demonstrated improvement in patient outcomes including morbidity and mortality. In addition multiple, concurrent events, including dramatic innovations in technologies, medical treatment discoveries, novel surgical procedures, nursing clinical inquiry and organizational support have contributed to increasing health care quality.


Nightingale metrics Nurse-sensitive outcomes Quality measurement Process improvement Healthy work environment Red Zone CHEWS Nursing CAMEO Consortium of Congenital Cardiac Care Measurement of Nursing Practice (C4-MNP) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashley Collins
    • 1
  • Jean Anne Connor
    • 2
  • Sandra Mott
    • 3
  • Patricia Hickey
    • 3
  1. 1.Heart Center, All Children’s HospitalSt. PetersburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular and Critical Care ServicesBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Cardiovascular and Critical Care ServicesBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA

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