QUALITY & SAFETY
The APSA Quality and Safety Committee aims to develop, support and promote initiatives that lead to improvements in the quality of pediatric surgical care. The committee encourages participation in programs that measure and monitor quality and safety in surgical practice. The committee works to define safety standards and other quality benchmarks for pediatric surgical conditions, and to provide educational opportunities for APSA membership on the principles of quality improvement.
- Resources for quality and safety education – links to resources, seminars, checklists, safe handoffs and other team-based safety interventions
- Quality and safety benchmarking registries – learn about the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® Pediatric (ACS NSQIP Peds), Pediatric Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) and Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) registries
- ACS verification – learn about the Task Force for Children’s Surgical Care
Contact the committee chair with feedback and questions.