Angie Chisolm, Philips Trauma Services Consulting Manager, has authored articles in partnership with Trauma System News that discuss The American College of Surgeons Committee (ACS) recently released standards for care of the injured patient in Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient - 2022 Standards.

Surgeon looking off to the right

July 19, 2022, by Philips Healthcare
Reading time: 2 - 3 minutes

A comprehensive approach to the PIPS effectiveness standard

 

The new 2022 trauma center verification standards from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) require trauma centers to have documented evidence that their performance improvement and patient safety (PIPS) program is effective as detailed in Standard 7.3. The intent of the new standard is to make sure no one loses sight of the main goal — to improve a trauma program’s performance and the safety of its patients. This article outlines an approach that will help trauma program leaders comply with the most challenging parts of Standard 7.3.

 

Read the full article How to document the effectiveness of your trauma PIPS program

April 14, 2022 by Philips Healthcare
Reading time: 2 - 3 minutes

4-step plan for complying with new
ACS standards

The American College of Surgeons Committee (ACS) recently released its new standards for care of the injured patient in Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient - 2022 Standards. The first major revision to the standards in eight years, it now includes several new requirements for surgical and medical specialists that will require many hospitals to make additional financial commitments.


This article outlines a four-step plan to ensure trauma programs have the resources to comply with the new ACS standards. Key strategies include:
 

  1. Understand the flexibility built into the new standards
  2. Use registry data to accurately define call burden
  3. Clearly communicate the need to hospital executives
  4. Demonstrate the value of compliance
     

Read the full article 4-step plan for complying with new trauma center specialist requirements

About the author

Beth Fuller

Angie Chisolm, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN, CFRN, TCRN

Consulting Manager

Angie is a nationally recognized expert in trauma program and emergency services management. She is a results-driven leader with expertise in trauma program operations, providing mentoring and consulting focused on coding and billing, site survey readiness, performance improvement, and operational efficiency. 

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