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Anesthesiology for Professionals

Quality Assurance

The Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QA/PI) Division within the Department of Anesthesiology aims to improve system issues, enhance patient safety and improve the quality of care through research, education, and evidence-based practice improvement.

The QA/PI Division ensures the Department of Anesthesiology is providing the best care to patients by:

  • Upholding the highest possible standard of patient care
  • Meeting or exceeding all legally mandated requirements
  • Striving to decrease risk to patients and hospital staff
  • Educating staff on the best ways to ensure exemplary care

The QA/PI Division develops and maintains robust databases to track and trend outcomes, maintains all physician/provider profiles for credentialing purposes,  and collaborates with other departments to organize interdisciplinary conferences and develop best practice guidelines.

To keep the department up to date on new policies, processes or any other pertinent information, the QA/PI team distributes a monthly email newsletter to staff anesthesiologists. The QA/PI team is also responsible for orientating all new providers (Attendings, Fellows, Residents, CRNAs, NPs, and PAs) to the QA division.


From Research:

  1. Haskins SC, Boublik J, Wu CL. Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Regional Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist: A Series Introduction. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 May/Jun;42(3):281-282.
  2. Haskins SC, Tsui BC, Nejim JA, Wu CL, Boublik J. Lung Ultrasound for the Regional Anesthesiologist and Acute Pain Specialist. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 May/Jun;42(3):289-298.
  3. Steckelberg RC, Funck N, Kim TE, Walters TL, Lochbaum GM, Memtsoudis SG, Giori NJ, Indelli PF, Graham LJ, Mariano ER. Adherence to a Multimodal Analgesic Clinical Pathway: A Within-Group Comparison of Staged Bilateral Knee Arthroplasty Patients. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 May/Jun;42(3):368-371.

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