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Table 3 Final trigger list consisting of 29 triggers in six modules

From: Validation of triggers and development of a pediatric trigger tool to identify adverse events

Modules Triggers
Care module Stroke
  Cardiac arrest or failures in vital signs
  Deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
  Blood vessel, skin and/or tissue harm
  Neurological impairment/harm
  Abnormal body temperature
  Hospital-acquired infection
  Unplanned transfer to higher level of care
  Documentation of mistake or dissatisfaction with care
  Unplanned readmission within 30 days (including outpatient visits)
  Loss of weight
  Urinary retention
  Other, not covered by any other trigger
Laboratory module Hypoglycemia
  Renal impairment/harm
  Extreme hyperbilirubinemia
  Positive culture
Surgical and invasive procedure module Reoperation
  Change in procedure/organ harm
  Postoperative impairment/harm
  Anesthesia-related impairment/harm
Medication module Anaphylactic reaction
  Adverse drug event/adverse drug reaction
Intensive care module Ventilator-associated pneumonia
  Intubation, tracheotomy or coniotomy
Infant module Decreased vitality in infant
  Necrotizing enterocolitis
  Severe retinopathy of prematurity