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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.


PI for Inter-Facility Transfers: Intra-Network & Out-of-Network
Presentation from 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by St. Luke's Hospital Miners Campus Trauma Program
917.97K
2021 Outcomes Manual
A reference tool for Pennsylvania Trauma Performance Improvement documentation in the PI software: Pa V5 Outcomes. Posted February 2021
807.22K
PTSF Performance Improvement Primer
The PTSF PI Primer is designed to support basic, trauma PI that is conducted and documented by the core trauma team. Posted February 2021
641.82K
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.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Data Submission User Guide
A step-by-step guide to submitting death records from the Pa v5 Outcomes software. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
Driller® Demo
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by Kathleen Yetter from DI by ESO. If prompted enter password (case-sensitive) PTSF
 
DI Driller® User Guide
A resource for Trauma Program staff on utilizing DI Driller®. Driller® is available in the Central Site Portal, the DI Driller® User Guide is available in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Presentation
Presentation from DI by ESO at the 2017 PTSF Annual Conference. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Training Video
Basic training for Trauma Program staff that will utilize PA v5 Outcomes to document trauma PI. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Template Letters Training Video
Training on how to use Template Letters in PA v5 Outcomes to efficiently create letters for referral, feedback and follow-up. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal
 
PA v5 Outcomes Over and Undertriage Reporting
Training on how to run reports on over and undertriage from PA v5 Outcomes Report Writer. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Batch Auto-Trigger Training Video
Training on how to batch auto-trigger within the PA v5 Outcomes software. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Timeliness Reporting
Training on running reports on provider timeliness from the PA v5 Outcomes Report Writer. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
Trauma Center Mentor & Mentee Collaboration: How to Make it Work
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: Peter Thomas, DO, Rebecca Wilde-Onia, MSN, RN, CCRN, & Stephanie Noll, MSN, RN, CNL
1.17M
Whole Blood in Trauma: Developing a LTOWB Program at Your Center
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: George Koenig, DO, MS, FACS
2.61M
2021 VAP Checklist
NOTE: This checklist was written based on the current (2021) VAP definition. The checklist will need updated as changes are made to the VAP definition.
179.87K
Identifying and Addressing Delirium: Confusion Assessment Measure-ICU
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: Erin L. Hall, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Departments of Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Medicine
2.39M
Pediatric Imaging Update
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: Barbara A. Gaines, MD
2.68M
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.
34.38K
TOPIC Information & Registration
The Society of Trauma Nurses "Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course" program information and registration
 
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!
 
Protected: Central Site Standardization Work Group
Submitting Death Reviews to a Central Site (revised December 2016)
247.73K
Action Plan Template
Template for developing PI corrective action plans. Must be used for Significant Issues identified in the accreditation process.
59.59K
Scenarios for Hospital Event V-A-P Easy as 1-2-3
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference - Monday Session
151.57K
Hospital Events VAP and Pneumonia
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference - Monday Session
503.06K
90-Day Submission-Maximizing the Loop Closure Process
Presentation at the 2019 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by: Kelly Donatelli, BSN, RN, CEN, Kathryn Hayes, RN, and Rebecca Wilde-Onia, BSN, RN, CCRN
 
Billing for Level IV Trauma Activations
Presentation at the 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by St. Luke's Hospital Miners Campus Trauma Program
503.15K
Just Say Yes! A Plan & Process for Rapid Transfer Out
Presentation at the 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by: Alexandra Evans, RN, BSN, Trauma Program Manager at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton
1.23M
Protected: PA v5 Outcomes Report Formatting in Excel
Presentation at the 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by Digital Innovations, Inc. Staff
802.03K