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Slonim, Anthony

Institution: Children's Research Institute, Washington DC
Grant Title: Improving the Safety of Blood Product Transfusions in Children
Grant Number:  K08 HS014009
Duration: 3 years (2003-2006)
Total Award: $375,760

Project Description: The purpose of this project was to improve the quality of care in blood product transfusion practices by reducing avoidable errors and considerable variation in practice.  The investigator performed a probabilistic risk assessment of blood product transfusion practices in children so that opportunities to reduce and improve safety for other low frequency, high-impact processes could be identified.

Career Goals: Dr. Slonim is now the Vice President for Medical Affairs at Carilion Health System in Roanoke, VA.  He received his M.D. from the New York Medicine College and did his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, NJ.  He went on to earn his M.P.H. and Dr.PH from George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Dr. Slonim will continue to use education to advance our understanding of health care quality and patient safety for hospitalized patients.

Progress to Date: This grant has been completed.  Highlights from the research can be found in the publications listed below.

Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:

  • Professional Societies:
    • Elected to the Society for Pediatric Research.
    • American College of Physician Executives: Fellow.
    • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics and Critical Care.
    • American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine and Critical Care.
    • American College of Physician Executives.

K-Generated Publications:

Kanter DE, Turenne W, Slonim, AD:  Hospital reported medical errors in premature neonates.  Pediatric Critical Care  2004. 5:119-23.

Chamberlain JM, Slonim AD, Joseph JG. Reducing errors and promoting safety. Pediatric Emergency Care 2004. 4:55-63.

Slonim AD, Pollack MM. Integrating the institute of medicine's six quality aims into pediatric critical care: relevance and applications.  Pediatric Critical Care 2005. 6:264-9.

Stockwell DC, Slonim AD. Dissecting sepsis outcomes in critically ill children. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 171:297-98.

Stockwell DC, Slonim AD. Insurance and risk management strategies for physicians and advisors. Ed: Marcinko DE.

Slonim AD. Managing pain in the critically ill: A measure of quality. Legal Nurse Consultant Newspaper 2005. 2:12-13.

Slonim AD, Marcin JP, Turene W, et al. Pediatric patient safety events during hospitalization: Approaches to accounting for institution-level effects. Health Services Research 2007. 42(6):2275-93.

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