Quality and Outcomes Reports - Anesthesiology
Newborn and Infant Volumes
Why we measure it - Newborns (0-28 days old) and infants (29-364 days) are the most fragile patients and are at higher risk for complications. Research shows that surgeons and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures.
What this means -We perform a large number of procedures on newborns and infants. A pediatric anesthesiologist always is present to take care of the patient whether care is provided at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee campus or Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Surgicenter.
About the data - These data reflect the major procedures (surgical and interventional) requiring anesthesia in our newborn and infant patients.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- Our anesthesiologists are board certified in anesthesiology and have completed at least one additional year of pediatric anesthesiology training or experience including caring for newborns and infants. Many staff also has subspecialty training in pediatric critical care, complex medical care and pain management.
- We have highly specialized technologies to monitor and manage this complex and fragile population of patients. This is a major area of focus for us as we continuously seek to advance science and improve clinical care for newborns and infants. This includes looking at the affects of anesthesia and intensive care interventions on long-term development and quality of life indicators for these complex patients.
- We have 4 to 5 anesthesiologists on call each night to provide specialized and timely care for a range of emergent and urgent cases including neonatal cardiac services.
- Patient safety is our main concern. We constantly measure the care we provide and research new solutions to continually provide the best and safest care to our patients.
- Team members use the latest equipment and therapies and have access to a variety of subspecialty teams such as pain management, critical care, orthopedics, neurosurgical, cardiac and complex airway management.
- Families traveling from long distances are encouraged to use our Family Accommodations Program to make travel arrangements and coordinate appointments. Children's Hospital has partnered with non-profit organizations like Ronald McDonald House and Kathy's House to offer comfortable, "home away from home" accommodations. Local hotel chains on our referral list also offer discounts for patient families.
Patients and families:
- Take a virtual tour, which will help prepare patients and families for the procedure and hospital stay.
- Follow all eating and drinking restrictions before surgery.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day. Call our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
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If you have questions about these data or information, email us or call (414) 266-6556.