Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) is one of the quality programs from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT). TQIP helps to set standards that define the structures and process of care, measures patient outcomes through risk-adjusted benchmarking, promotes best practices, and improves adherence to performance improvement principles.
PA-TQIP (Pennsylvania TQIP) is one of the earliest statewide collaboratives in the United States and is Pennsylvania’s collaboration of all accredited hospitals amongst the Commonwealth. All participating hospital systems have signed confidentiality agreements and have access to a shared data report (semi-annual) that provides benchmarking across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to work on our shared mission of optimal outcomes for every injured patient.
Benefits of TQIP:
- Benchmark risk-adjusted outcomes against all nationally participating TQIP centers
- Discover areas for system-level trauma center quality improvement
- Bring stakeholders together to improve trauma care outcomes across the system
- Receive education tailored to your phase of collaborative development
Additional Benefits of the PA-TQIP Collaborative:
- Evaluate statewide performance and risk-adjusted outcomes against other statewide collaboratives
- Identify and share best practices among collaborative participants
- Collaboration between high and low performers to improve outcomes
Participation in PA-TQIP Collaborative:
Once your Level I, II, or Level III trauma center has been officially accredited, you will need to join TQIP and the PA-TQIP Collaborative through the American College of Surgeons (ACS). PTSF has an additional confidentiality agreement that will need signed by each participant from your center and then you can begin attending collaborative meetings! All participating trauma centers have three seats in the PA -TQIP Collaborative (TPMD, TPM and one PI Coordinator).
The TQIP website outlines how to get started with participation in their quality program for Level I and II centers: https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/trauma/tqp/center-programs/tqip/level-i-and-ii/getting-started and also for Level III centers: https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/trauma/tqp/center-programs/tqip/level-iii/getting-started.
PA-TQIP Collaborative meetings:
- Thursday, February 17, 2022, 1:00 pm (virtual)
- Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 1:00 pm (virtual)
- Fall date – To be determined
- Winter date – To be determined (in person at TQIP Conference)
2022 Collaborative Projects include:
- Venous Thromboembolism
- Penetrating trauma
PA-TQIP Collaborative 2022 Leadership team:
Our leadership team is comprised of two representatives from the Pennsylvania Committee on Trauma (PACOT), two representatives from the Pennsylvania Trauma Nurse Advisory Council (PATNAC) and two PTSF representatives. We welcome your questions and input into current trends and projects. Please feel free to reach out to our leadership team, via email, through the links below.
Dr. Denise Torres, PACOT Representative
Dr. Russell Dumire, PACOT Representative
Anthony Martin, PATNAC Representative
Jill Volgraf , PATNAC Representative
Rebecca Geyer, PTSF Manager of Performance Improvement
Gabrielle Wenger, PTSF Trauma Registry Auditor