One of the overlooked and underutilized benefits of the Trauma Performance Improvement function on a hospital wide quality perspective is the capability of viewing a smaller more condensed version of the patient population.
Trauma Performance Improvement (PI) is a process that identifies trauma patients who are treated at your facility with the focus of evaluating and improving the multidisciplinary processes of care.
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The Trauma PI program will report all activity through the department of surgery and to the risk management and patient safety hospital committee as specified in the Hospital Quality Improvement Committee Plan.
Basic Steps to Make Process Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS) Function The objective of a Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS) program is to improve patient outcomes, eliminate problems, and reduce patient variance in care.
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By Dianne M. Cleveland, RHIA, CTR The United States spends almost twice the money on cancer care costs than countries in Europe.
Use of Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) System Surveillance to Document Attending Physician Arrival to Trauma Activations Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS A recent article published in Trauma Performance Improvement outlines the use of RFID chips in a New York Hospital to improve documentation and in turn determine compliance with the American College of Surgeon (ACS) guidelines …
Concussion Research Update Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS A concussion is a mild brain injury that occurs after a fall, crash or blow to the head.