The Institute of Social Security of the State and Municipalities of Mexico (ISSEMYM), through its Maternal and Child Hospital, is distinguished as a Center of Excellence in the application of a quality improvement program called EVAT (Early Alert Assessment Scale).
This sect is a tool that allows for the detection, diagnosis and timely treatment of girls and boys with cancer.
It is noteworthy that the quality of its procedures, the knowledge, competence, skills and commitment of its staff have allowed the Mexican institution to be accredited by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which places it third in the country and number one. 12 Latin American ranks to receive such a distinction.
This was achieved through the active involvement of nurses and nursemaids, and with standardized implementation of medical strategies with pediatricians, intensivists, headquarter and quality as applied for the benefit of patients with childhood cancer.
It should be noted that teamwork is a fundamental basis for a successful implementation, said Nancy Reyes Felipe, head of nurses in the pediatric oncology area of the ISSEMyM Maternal and Child Hospital.
He added that in order to achieve certification, several activities have to be carried out, in which early detection of a fall can lead to timely intervention to avoid complications and even death.
That’s why training was given to field assigned personnel, interns, substitutes, where St. Jude Children’s Research provided equipment that was adapted to the hospital.
Once the severity is identified, the EVAT code is activated by nursing and this is the moment where the various medical specialties of oncology, intensive care physicians and pediatricians interact; This prevents the patient from being transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit.
He explained that likewise ISSEMyM continues to adhere to the quality standards for its eligibility and specifically guarantees the professionalism of its multidisciplinary health team with quality equipment providing an opportunity to improve the care of its users .
It also offers professional development to its employees, with an approach where the first beneficiary is the patient.