Nearly 50 million people have surgery each year in the U.S., approximately one million develop serious complications, and over 150,000 patients die within 30 days. Through its ACTION II partnership, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is funding a national Surgical Unit-based Safety Program (SUSP) to reduce surgical site infections (SSI) and other surgical complications.
The National Project team includes world-renowned experts from the Armstrong Institute, the American College of Surgeons, the University of Pennsylvania and the World Health Organization Patient Safety Programme. In addition, the National Project Team includes faculty who helped develop and implement the Department of Defense and AHRQ-funded TeamSTEPPS program.
We are now recruiting hospitals to participate in this project!
Below are several resources you can use to learn more about SUSP and how to get involved:
If your team is currently participating in SUSP or you would like to review presentations, tools and other content from the project, visit the SUSP project website.