Workshops

Strategic Planning Meeting

Posted Dec 21, 2016

Thank you for joining the conversation! COAP has examined several questions and concerns this year that point toward the need for strategic planning. Questions like: What does program growth look like? If COAP is a regional collaborative, how do we define region? How do we better collaborate? What does COAP provide that differentiates us from ACC and STS? What should we do more of/ less of? How do we better use COAP data? Do we move beyond a procedural registry? Do we expand to include pre– and post-hospital data? Does COAP...

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Participating Hospitals

Posted Aug 21, 2012

Welcome to the gite-de-vendee.com outcomes section of the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (COAP) web site where you can find detailed information on the performance of Washington State hospitals in the area of cardiac care. What you will learn on this site is that all Washington State hospitals are doing a very good job in cardiac care, and our state is out-performing the national average in many areas. We hope that this site will be used by hospitals for their internal quality improvement initiatives; and by heart patients and...

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Sharing Our Work with the Medical Community

Posted Jan 11, 2011

Please see the recently published article in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery: “Changing Volumes, Risk Profiles, and Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Percutaneous Coronary Interventions.” This study analyzes evolving technologies for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and whether changing referral patterns adversely impact the volumes, risk profiles and outcomes of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG). The authors include current and past COAP management committee members Drs....

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Work Session on “Blood Management in Cardiac Surgery”

Posted Jan 11, 2011

Thank you to the 60+ people who made this another successful COAP Work Session! Work Session Agenda Blood Conservation Nationally — Timothy Hannon, MD, MBA The Role of a Hospital-Based Blood Management Program: Experiences at Swedish — Lori Heller, MD Perfusion Techniques to Minimize Transfusion During Cardiac Surgery — Craig R. Vocelka, BS, CCP The Jehovah’s Witness in Cardiac Surgery — Jim...

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Work Session on “Early Extubation After Cardiac Surgery”

Posted Jan 11, 2011

Thank you to the 40+ people who made this another successful COAP Work Session! Work Session Agenda Goals of Early Extubation Workshop Demonstrate that early extubation is: Safe and patient-centered Feasible with appropriate protocols and teamwork Directed at throughput of patients with decreased LOS which will decrease cost Can happen in patients that have increased risk of prolonged intubation Please view selected presentations and handouts: COAP Data on Ventilation Times — Mary Gregg, MD, MHA, COAP Medical Director Hospital QI...

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Improving Quality of Care

Posted Jan 10, 2011

Doctors and other members of the Washington heart care community developed the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (COAP) to improve the quality of care for all patients receiving certain heart procedures in Washington. COAP’s goals are to decrease canadian viagra.com in practices, and to improve outcomes in all 35 participating hospitals. Assessing Participation The 35 hospitals participating in COAP get regular feedback about their quality of care, data completeness and accountability for improvement. The hospitals use this...

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