Hi there, I've been on AllNurses.com for a while, but just took a new role as the Surgical Clinical Reviewr for the NSQIP program at my hospital. I'm hoping to find other NSQIP Nurses who are on the site so we can share ideas.
FYI...NSQIP is an American College of Suregons Quality Improvement Program that aims at measuring and improving surgical patients' outcomes. It's a very robust QI program, but what makes it different from Core Measures and other similar QI programs, is that with NSQIP, we're measuring OUTCOMES, rather than process. Said another way, NSQIP follows patients 30-days post-op to find out how well they are doing after their surgery... not just in the acute care setting. NSQIP also gathers over 140 data points - compared to about 26 for VTE, so you might imagine how excited the surgeons are at my hospital at finding out just wat the data say! (infact, anesthesiology has gotten wind of the program, and are dying to get involved (yikes!))
Because our hospital is just launching this program, I'm hoping to find the others NSQIP out there, so we can share best practices of gathering and distributing our data.
Thanks in advance!