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Performance Improvement Resources

As the statewide resource and experts in trauma Performance Improvement (PI), the PTSF works to advance trauma PI efforts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We oversee efforts throughout the state involving the implementation and evaluation of a data-driven trauma PI program. We also support hospitals in optimizing their trauma PI programs and provide valuable performance improvement education.

We do this not just because it is our directive, but because it is also our passion.

To provide you more readily with valuable information pertaining to performance Improvement, we have compiled a list of resources for you to check out.

2021 Outcomes Manual
Posted February 2021
Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient, 6th Edition "The Orange Book"
Trauma Outcomes Policy (TO-100)
Timeliness of Submission to the Outcomes Central Site (revised September 24, 2020). This NEW policy is effective January 1, 2021.
TOPIC Information & Registration
The Society of Trauma Nurses "Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course" program information and registration
PA v5 Outcomes Registry User Guide
Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal with detailed instructions on how to use Pa v5 Outcomes and how to submit PA v5 Outcomes Death records.
DI by ESO Training Opportunities
Report Writer Training – PA Trauma Center staff can register for various training sessions. Modules 1 & 2 of the Self-Paced Report Writer trainings are free!
Central Site Standardization Work Group
Submitting Death Reviews to a Central Site (revised December 2016)