TABLE 2.

Specific Methods Used to Notify and Consult With the Community of Health Care Providers

  • Four focus groups conducted with health care professionals (physicians, PICU nurses, administrators)

  • Letter via in-hospital mail to attending physicians describing the proposed investigation with exception from informed consent and clearly indicating the opportunity to provide comments.

  • E-mail sent to every account in the institutional e-mail system describing the proposed investigation with exception from informed consent and clearly indicating the opportunity to provide comments

  • Follow-up e-mail from a hospital administrator mailed to each of the entire institutional e-mail system clearly indicating the opportunity to provide comments

  • Oral presentations of the proposed study with an exception from informed consent to health care professionals with opportunity for discussion and clearly indicating the opportunity to provide comments

  • Notices posted in areas of the PICU and the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine of high health care provider traffic, clearly indicating the opportunity to provide comments