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Below are links that will help you in creating a Quality Management Program in your practice
Quality Management in Your Practice
Basic instructions for creating an anesthesiology quality management program.
Quality Management in Your Practice: A Nuts & Bolts Primer (PPT)
Slides on starting a QM program.
AQI Quality is... (PDF)
September 2011 Webinar slides presented by Christine Doyle, MD
Anesthesiology Department Quality Checklist
A compendium of questions to help anesthesiology departments develop a comprehensive set of quality standards. Questions are broken down for various roles including: chair of anesthesia, staff anesthesiologist, surgeon, perioperative nursing manager, operating room nurse, PACU nursing manager, obstetric nursing manager, quality management, administration, anesthesia technicians, CRNAs and AAs, and office based anesthesia facilities.
Quality Management and Departmental Administration (QMDA) Toolkit (ASA login required)
Non-members may purchase the toolkit here.
Toolkit includes information on the following topics:
2010 Manual for Anesthesia Department Organization and Management (MADOM)
Anesthesia Consultation Program
ASA Standards, Guidelines and Statements
Sample Policy and Procedure Statements
Joint Commission FAQs
Further Reading on SEA 32 and Unintended Awareness During Anesthesia
Educational Materials for Non-Anesthesiologists
Quality Management Software System