Learning Objectives:

1) Describe the necessary components of documentation & preparing a center for a successful site visit.
2) Discuss various ideas for QI projects, pursuant to the MBSAQIP standard for quality improvement.
3) Review toolkits that assist centers in their QI projects, inclusive of surgical site infections, readmissions, & urinary tract infections.


During this highly interactive session attendees will learn the history of MBSAQIP, important changes to the MBSAQIP standards, site visit preparation & best practices, as well as various MBSAQIP tools to support centers’ quality improvement & accreditation efforts. Ample time will be provided for group discussion(s) between participants as well as the MBSAQIP staff, who will serve as the content experts for this course.

Speakers Coming Soon!!

1:15pm Welcome
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
1:20pm The History of MBSAQIP
1:35pm MBSAQIP Standards Version 3.0: What's New?
1:50pm Site Visits: A "How To" Guide (including breakout discussions)
2:45pm Accreditation Tools for Centers: What You Need to Know (ACR, ADT, Quality Meeting Tracker, & Complication List)
3:00pm QI Tools for Centers: What You Need to Know (SSI, UTI, & Readmission Toolkits)
3:15pm Break
3:45pm Potential QI Projects: What Meets Criteria? (including breakout discussions)
4:30pm Review of Endorsed Procedures & Networking Tools from ASMBS
4:45pm Closing (Q&A)
5:00pm Adjourn