Clinical Interests: Caring for complex, critically ill infants needing multidisciplinary care from pediatric sub-specialists, pediatric surgeons and sub-specialists, nurses, dieticians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, and others. Although it is often very challenging to manage such a large and diverse team, it is extremely gratifying to me to see the successful outcomes for these patients.
Scholarly Focus: Implementation of established therapies to ensure that they are used appropriately. This includes critical appraisal of the medical literature to create and enhance evidence-based guidelines for the care of NICU patients. In addition, using scientific principles to continuously improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of NICU care through “lean” methodology that requires rigorous data collection, methodical planning, careful implementation, frequent re-assessment of outcomes, and complete documentation.
Administration/Education Roles: Medical Director of the Children’s NICU, co-manager of the Neonatology Value Stream (the continuous quality improvement program at Children’s for perinatal and neonatal patients), and UW Neonatology Associate Division Head for Clinical Strategic Planning (development of regional contracts for clinical services).
Gleason CA, Devaskar SU (editors). Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn, 9th edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia; 2011.
Jackson JC. Ch 46: Respiratory distress in the preterm infant.
Jackson CJ. Invited lecture (Community Medical Center, Missoula, MT): “Therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy”; “Case Reviews”, Jan. 23, 2012.
Jackson CJ. Invited lecture (PeaceHealth-St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bellingham, WA): “Management of the Neonate born to a Woman with Chorioamnionitis” Nov. 2, 2011.
Jackson CJ. Invited lecture (Benefis Medical Center, Great Falls, MT): “Therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy”; “Case Reviews”, Sept 27, 2011.