Surgical Quality Action Network
The Surgical Quality Action Network (SQAN) is a forum for health care providers to discuss best practice, share local innovations, and connect to improve surgical care for patients in BC. The SQAN is neither a committee nor a decision making body, but rather it is an open group of individuals sharing ideas and discussing ways to work together.
The Network brings together a number of surgical initiatives taking place across BC: the American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), Teamwork & Communication, and Clinical Care Management (CCM) which includes both the implementation of the Surgical Safety Checklist and the reduction of Surgical Site Infections.
Partnerships are central to the SQAN. The Network is coordinated by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council. The Provincial Surgical Advisory Council (PSAC) serves as the Clinical Expert Group for CCM, and the Health Services Purchasing Organization (HSPO) is the funder for NSQIP.