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- by KaeliF Jul 31, '12I'm a new nurse (like, I've only worked one shift by myself new) and what I've understood up until now was that ANY surgical procedure meant the patient was a SCIP patient, but now I'm finding out that's not the case? So what exactly are the qualifications for SCIP? It would be much appreciated!
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- Jul 31, '12 by squatmunkie_RNI think that's a hospital by hospital policy...there should be a list.
- Jul 31, '12 by KaeliFOh ok I figured it was a national thing. Thanks!
- Jul 31, '12 by juan de la cruzSCIP stands for Surgical Care Improvement Project. This is an initiative by national healthcare entities including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal insurance agency and TJC or the Joint Commission, which accredits hospitals with an ultimate goal to improve surgical outcomes by preventing complications associated with surgery. There are core measures that every patient who undergoes surgery should meet and the number of core measures depend on the type of surgery performed. Because this is a national initiative, every hospital including your hospital should make sure these core measures are met on every patient who is admitted as it applies to the type of surgery done.
The core measures are: http://www.jointcommission.org/asset...%20Project.pdf