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Trauma Quality Improvement Program

Trauma Quality Improvement Program

TQIP Participant PortalThe American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program (ACS TQIP®) works to elevate the quality of care for trauma patients in your trauma center. In fact, we’re already doing that in more than 300 participating trauma centers across the United States. TQIP accomplishes its work by collecting data from your trauma center, providing feedback about your center’s performance, and identifying institutional characteristics that your trauma center staff can implement to improve patient outcomes. The program uses risk-adjusted benchmarking to provide your hospital with accurate national comparisons. TQIP also provides education and training to help your trauma center staff improve the quality of your data and accurately interpret your benchmark reports. You can network and share information about best practices with other trauma professionals at the TQIP annual meeting, through the TQIP Google group, and in regular web conferences.

TQIP Annual Meeting

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training.  This year’s meeting is November 15–17 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN.

This meeting will bring together trauma medical directors, program managers, coordinators, and registrars from participating and prospective TQIP hospitals. Once again, we will include a half-day preconference session for new TQIP centers, new staff at existing centers, and anyone who needs a TQIP refresher.

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TQIP Launches Level III Pilot

In part due to the success of TQIP’s work with Level I and Level II trauma centers, the ACS COT initiated a pilot program for Level III ACS-verified or state-designated trauma centers this July. Already, 200 centers have registered for this exciting opportunity! The pilot will aim to gain a broader understanding of trauma care across the system and will provide data quality education and reporting for one year to participating centers. During the pilot year, TQIP will collaborate with centers to gain insight into the unique needs of Level IIIs, which will help inform the development of the full Level III Program. Stay tuned!

TQIP Research News

A new scoring system called the Trauma Surge Index (TSI) can help trauma centers improve care during surges in trauma cases. Based on Trauma Quality Improvement Program data, the TSI is the first attempt to statistically evaluate periods of high activity in trauma bays.

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