The Anesthesiology Performance Improvement and Reporting Exchange, launched in 2015, is a collaborative among hospitals across Michigan to improve anesthesiology practices, reduce anesthesiology-related complications and improve patient outcomes.
Participants will measure and report on six anesthesiology practices to reduce variation and improve best practices:
- anesthesia technique
- hemodynamic management
- interoperative ventilation
- neuromuscular blockade
- fluid balance
- depth of anesthesia
For more information, go to aspirecqi.org
From October 2014 through October 2016, the CQI has experienced:
- An increase in neuromuscular blockade vigilance process measures, from 83 to 97 percent.
- An increase in protective lung ventilation process measures, from 80 to 98 percent. This process decreases the risk of pulmonary complications.