Entering Data: Child life programs enter both annual program data and quarterly patient encounters data. Programs must enter at least 50% of the data requested to access comparisons and reports.
Comparing Data: Participants can compare their staffing, services, and capacity for patient/family impact data for the entire field or use filters to compare against similar programs (i.e. hospital type, location, # of child life FTEs, etc).
Running Reports: The CLPDC platform has many built-in report displaying data in charts that users can download, either for the entire field or using filters to customize the results. Slides and graphics from the reports are ready to add to presentations and can demonstrate the impact of child life services to administrators.
Children of Adult Patients: Starting in April 2021, the Child Life Professional Data Center (CLPDC) will begin collecting data on the seventh area of service: Children of Adult Patients. This information will be tracked along with existing quarterly data collections in inpatient acute care, intensive care, outpatient/ambulatory, surgery, radiology, and emergency department. Please follow the FAQs for this area.
The 2021 annual data collection opens on April 1. Programs that have previously entered annual data can copy data over from the previous year and then update any items that have changed. Annual data submitted by May 31 will be used to update the ACLP program directories.
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