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The 10K: 10,000 Reasons to Race for Infection Prevention

Date Published: November 30th, 2016

In 2015, we launched an improvement collaborative to reduce infections occurring after surgery. With 10,000 surgical patients in BC suffering from a surgical site infection (SSI) or urinary tract infection (UTI) each year, the “10K” focused on 10,000 Reasons to Race for Infection Prevention and aimed to reduce SSIs and…


SQAN Webinar | Building Resilient Systems for Surgical Improvement

Date Published: August 21st, 2019

SQAN Webinar | August 2019 In the world of surgery, pursuing improvements in quality of care while running day-to-day operations is hard. Whether you’re a physician, clerk, nurse or administrator, you may find that introducing improvements in one area negatively impacts others – or that the weight of competing initiatives,…


NSQIP 2.5 Years After Startup: Is it Worth It?

Date Published: February 27th, 2015

In 2011, hospitals were offered the opportunity to join the most robust surgical outcome programs in the world. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), coordinated by the American College of Surgeons, has almost 480 hospitals enrolled from across Canada and the United States. A cornerstone of the program is…


SQAN Day | Spreading Innovation in Surgical Care

Date Published: June 1st, 2020

SQAN Day | October 7, 2019 Together with the Ministry of Health and the Specialist Services Committee, we hosted SQAN Day: Spreading Innovation in Surgical Care on October 7, 2019. The goals of the event were to: Learn and share diverse perspectives on improving care for surgical patients with colleagues…


NSQIP Report: Improved Outcomes = Improved Access

Date Published: November 23rd, 2017

The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) was implemented in 2011 as a measurement system to help understand the safety and effectiveness dimensions of surgical quality in British Columbia. NSQIP was selected from a variety of measurement options due to of its cross-specialty focus, strong data collection platform and ability…


SQAN Webinar | Embedding Relationship and Interpersonal Skills in the Surgical Setting

Date Published: January 17th, 2020

SQAN Webinar | January 2020 We are only human – so let’s talk about those human skills! The world of health care is a busy one, so why should you devote any time to teaching interpersonal skills like leadership, decision-making and communication? In this webinar, presenter Rhona Flin identifies the…


Dr. Michael Mythen – Enhanced Recovery

Date Published: May 16th, 2013

Vancouver General Hospital – Department of Anesthesia and Surgery Rounds. Special Guest: Dr. Michael Mythen – Translating Evidence to Clinical Practice: Enhanced Recovery Programs in the UK Dr. Mythen is the principle author of the evidence based Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway for the National Institute for Health and…


SQAN Webinar | Hip & Knee Arthroplasty – Improving Access, Outcomes and Length of Stay

Date Published: June 1st, 2020

SQAN Webinar | December 2019 This SQAN webinar featured Ralph Belle and Pamela Colley sharing their approach to streamlining hip and knee surgeries at Burnaby Hospital. Through this approach, the team improved clinical indicators, worked collaboratively with central intake and helped patients improve their quality of life. This webinar was…


Tackling Complex Problems with Team-Based Solutions: NSQIP in BC 2014

Date Published: December 10th, 2014

NSQIP in British Columbia has expanded dramatically since two hospitals started the program in 2006. The initial period saw a growth in the number of participating hospitals from those 2 to 25 in 2014. BC’s NSQIP sites responded to the challenge of reacting in a timely manner to their…