Trauma Center Performance Improvement

Principles and Practice, With Illustrative Case Studies

Authors: Young, Jeffrey S.

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  • First-of-its-kind book devoted to comprehensive coverage of trauma performance improvement with case studies
  • Written by a senior, experiences trauma center inspector
  • Case studies will be uniquely useful to readers in that it will illustrate the relevant concepts
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About this book

Managing a trauma center involves complex clinical care, long nights and days, administrative work, self-examination, critical review of patient care and significant regulatory requirements. Performance improvement is the key element of trauma center effectiveness. No trauma center provides flawless care, thus all centers have opportunities to improve.  A competent performance improvement program is critical to trauma center outcomes.

This book provides key information on all aspects of trauma PI and program management. In some ways, PI is an art more than a science, so the more interaction program leaders have with strong PI programs, the more they can learn about how to improve their processes. The book outlines the generally accepted processes for identification of opportunities for improvement, which are the key component of performance improvement. This includes: rounding with care teams, contemporaneous chart review, audit filters, and voluntary submissions to the trauma program for review.

This book explains how to triage opportunities for improvement, analyze them, form corrective actions, and finally achieve loop closure. The book covers the roles of the personnel in the PI program, what is required to dissect the opportunity to determine action plans, how to document the entire process, and how to keep track of opportunities for improvement to ensure that your program is progressively improving care. The final sections of the book deal with specific opportunities for improvement, action plans, and loop closure through the use of case studies.

The book serves as a follow-up to Dr. Jeffrey Young’s recently published book Trauma Centers, which serves as a quick guide to the key components of trauma center administration, management, and patient care.

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Jeffrey Young, Acute Care Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-71048-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-71047-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trauma Center Performance Improvement
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practice, With Illustrative Case Studies
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71048-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71048-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-71047-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 139
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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