The present project, called UCIs Uruguayas, aims to characterize the epidemiologic profile of Paraguayan ICUs and share useful information to guide health policies and strategies to improve the care of critically ill patients in the country.
In addition, the project aims to encourage the use of quality indicators and performance in the management of Uruguayan ICUs and thereby improve the quality of intensive care and increase patient safety in Uruguay.
Similar initiatives in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, as part of the project “UCIs Ibero-americanas”, and in countries such as the United Kingdom (ICNARC), Australia and New Zealand (ANZICS-CORE), the Netherlands (NICE) and Belgium (MICA) are essential to improve the quality and safety of critically ill patients and are an important basis for projects that aim to improve the efficiency of the ICU and to promote clinical research.
Certificate of Participation on the National Intensive Care Register
It will be granted to ICUs that contribute with their data to the National intensive care Register continuously and properly.
Certificate of Quality and Performance Indicators Management
It will be awarded to the ICU which manages its quality and performance indicators through Epimed Monitor ICU system, contributing to improve quality in critical care medicine and patient safety in Uruguay.
How to mention the project in communications and scientific publications
To mention the UCIs Uruguayas project in its communications and scientific publications, use the text below:
Our ICUs have their technical results monitored by the Uruguayan Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SUMI) and the Pan American and Iberian Federation of Critical Medicine and Intensive Therapy (FEPIMCTI) in the project “UCIs Uruguayas” (www.ucisuruguayas.com).