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Quality Improvement Projects

SVS VQI centers work on quality improvement projects which are selected for presentation at the VQI Annual Meeting in June. These projects often related to the National QI Initiatives of Discharge Medications or Endovascular AAA Long Term Follow-Up Imaging, but can address any vascular topic supported by VQI data.

Here are the projects presented at the SVS VQI Annual Meeting in 2022:

  1. Iliac Limb re-interventions following Endovascular Aortic Repair
  2. Variations in vascular surgery practice for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair between Canada and the United States
  3. The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, Ross Heart Hospital – Improving patient outcomes for TEVAR & TAA through use of a Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Practice Guideline and Education
  4. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center – Process Improvement Initiative to Reduce Surgical Site Infections in Lower Leg Amputations
  5. Use of Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) modules to identify modifiable risk factors associated with post-operative arrhythmia
  6. Using Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) to support Vein Center Accreditation
  7. VQI Multi-Regional EVAR SVS Guideline Hashtag# Project
  8. Use of VQI Registry to Implement Appropriate Use Criteria for Atherectomy in Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  9. COVID-19 Pandemic Effect on LTFU Rates In The VQI
  10. Quality Improvement Project on The Long-Term Follow-Up with Focus on Aortic Sac Diameter Reporting on EVAR and TEVAR Patients
  11. Multi-center Implementation of the Clinical Frailty Scale within Vascular Surgery Clinic Workflow: Utilizing VQI Hashtag Data Collection for Regional Quality Improvement Programs
  12. Design and Implementation of a Data Visualization Tool to Inform Quality Improvement Opportunities and VQI Expansion in a Growing Healthcare System
  13. Length of Stay Following Major Amputations: A Problem Analysis
  14. Coordinating Aortic Follow-Up Surveillance for Multiple Registries
  15. Case Log Capture Challenge: Missed cases during the transition to EPIC
  16. Long Term Follow-Up Improvements
  17. A “Hard Stop” at Discharge Improves Antiplatelet and Statin Therapy Adherence
  18. Carilion Clinic Long Term Follow-up Initiative

If you would like to learn more about the QI program, please contact Betsy Wymer (bwymer@svspso.org), SVS PSO Quality Director, or (if you are a SVS VQI member) go to the Members’ Only section of the website where you can view all the project posters and abstracts.