I’ve published a two-part series on the Cribari matrix, Need For Trauma Intervention (NFTI), and the Standardized Triage Assessment Tool (STAT). These are performance improvement topics for the real nerds out there and can be found only on my Trauma PI website, TraumaMedEd.com.
If you are interested in optimizing trauma triage and trauma activations at your center, check out my posts by clicking this link:
One of the most common requests I get is to provide more detailed content on Trauma Performance Improvement! To that end I am putting together a collection of print and video content on a new website that will address the things you really want to hear about but can’t find anywhere else.
Here’s a sample listing of some of the topics that will be covered:
- Writing a good PI plan
- Loop closure – basic to advanced
- Involving your TMD
- PRQ preparation
- Creating workable practice guidelines
- Crafting a Massive Transfusion Protocol that works for you
- How to calculate your optimal number of trauma registrars
- Preparing for your site survey
- How to read your TQIP report
- What is OPPE and how do I do it?
- Integrating PI with your registry
- How to interpret the Orange Book
If you want to be one of the first to get access to this content, please fill out the form by clicking here. Your name will be placed on my early bird e-mail list. I’ll provide regular updates on the opening date, and solicit your ideas on specific content you would like to see.
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Thanks to all who have already participated in the Trauma PI Coordinator Survey! I’m beginning to wind it down, and will be closing it this Sunday night. If you have not taken part, please take a moment to read the following and fill it out!
Trauma performance improvement (PI) is a very complicated business, and more trauma centers fail their verification visits due to PI problems than for any other reason. The amount of information reviewed in the trauma PI program and the volume of documentation required can be quite onerous, but is necessary to assure the highest quality trauma care.
Many centers are now hiring trauma PI coordinators (TPIC) to free up other personnel from this time consuming task. Do you have a trauma PI coordinator, or do you wish you did? Please take two minutes to fill out a quick survey. I am trying to determine how many centers do and how many do not have a PI coordinator. I’d also like to correlate the center demographics with PI coordinator presence or absence.
For that reason, you must have one key piece of information before you fill out the survey. I need the total number of trauma registry admits for your center. You can find this out from your trauma program manager (TPM) or the lead registrar. Or better yet, have your TPM fill out the survey!
The survey will close this Sunday night, and then I will publish the results here in the next few weeks. I’ll show TPIC FTEs vs center level and type, trauma volume, and other fun tidbits that might help those have-nots out there get one of their own!
You can access the survey by clicking here
Thanks for participating!