SCR Training and Resources

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) will provide ongoing education, training, and support to Surgical Clinical Reviewers (SCRs). SCRs have a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience in the surgical department. They may be nurses or other appropriate professionals, such as medical records staff members. SCRs work closely with a nurse coordinator from ACS NSQIP, who coordinates and provides day-to-day management of the participating sites.

SCRs have access to the following training and resources:

  • Initial Training Sessions. All SCRs receive formal training conducted by the ACS NSQIP Clinical Support Team. Each site will be entitled to one training session for the lead SCR hired by the hospital. Training for any additional SCRs will cost $2,500 per individual.
  • Participating hospitals will also receive SCR Hiring Qualifications Documents and an Operations Manual that provides detailed guidance on how to implement and use ACS NSQIP.