Provide a standardized way to identify surgical bottlenecks, streamline surgical booking and prioritize elective surgeries across the province depending on patients’ diagnosis and level of urgency.
ACATS codes and processes are currently being built into Connect Care as part of the surgical booking process and surgical wait time analytics strategy.
The committee functions to facilitate resolution, create connections and support joint decision making on issues affecting Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine provincially. Clinical and operational leaders partner to communicate, align and action the significant priorities of the specialty and inform the strategy of the SCN.
Projects proposed for implementation and operationalization in Alberta are brought to the committee for endorsement, discussion, and connection with relevant teams.
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ERAS is a multidisciplinary, multi-modal approach for providing best practice care before, during and after surgery. Drawing from best practices and evidence from around the world, ERAS improves patient care related to nutrition, mobility after surgery, fluid management, anesthesia and pain control.
By bringing physicians and clinical care teams together to implement ERAS international guidelines at local sites, teams are able to help patients stay strong, recover faster with fewer complications, and lower healthcare costs.
Multi-stakeholder initiative that guides decisions on the responsible introduction of new health technologies. The program helps local decision makers integrate evidence into practice and evaluate innovative technologies in a local context to optimize safety, efficacy, impact and value for patients and clinicians.