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Mentor, Preceptor, Principle Investigator
Primary Mentor: Keith August, MD
This presentation describes a quality improvement project to develop a multi-disciplinary standardized approach for prompt surgical intervention to establish a diagnosis of anterior mediastinal mass. The aim was to decrease the time from presentation to surgical diagnostic procedure to <24 hours for all patients with newly diagnosed AM masses. An Anterior Mediastinal Mass Recommended Pathway was developed to improve communication and reduce time to diagnosis and treatment.
PICU; cancer diagnosis
Mediastinal Neoplasms; Quality Improvement; Critical Pathways; Intensive Care Units, Pediatric
Critical Care | Health and Medical Administration | Oncology | Pediatrics | Surgery
When and Where Presented
Children's Mercy Kansas City Research Days, May 2019
McCarthy, Laura, "Improved Coordination of Care for PICU Patients with Newly Diagnosed Anterior Mediastinal Masses" (2019). Presentations. 16.