BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Working Together. Accelerating Improvement

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.

Surgical Quality Action Network

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.

We crowdsourced surgical improvement at our third annual meeting!

Check out the results

And we had a great Creative Jam Session!

Here is our presentation.