Project Updates

Prehabilitation Optimization

Four prehabilitation modules are available for hospitals to implement: smoking cessation, nutrition, physical functioning, and cognitive preparedness.


  • Prior to program launch, hospitals will decide which prehabilitation modules they wish to implement for their colectomy and proctectomy patients.

  • Hospitals may choose any or all prehabilitation modules, however ISQIC suggests hospitals participate in nutrition, at minimum.

  • The modules your hospital chooses to implement will be referred to as your hospital’s prehabilitation “declared modules”.

  • After your hospital declares which modules they will implement, declared modules will be implemented and abstracted for all laparoscopic, robotic, and open ACS NSQIP targeted colectomy and proctectomy CPT codes for the study period.

The entire toolkit series is now available. 
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Webex #4: Friday, May 1st at 12:00pm CST

Project Update (1 hr)

The Coordinating Center will provide additional updates and continue to answer your implementation questions as we we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 and revise the timeline as needed.

Webex #3: March 30, 2020 at 11:00am CST

Implementation Check-In


The Coordinating Center will hold a session focused on sharing ideas and answering implementation questions. We will be discussing updated timelines due to COVID-19.

Webex #2: February 20, 2020 at 12:00pm CST

Pre-Registration Q&A Session (1 hr)

We will review the registration form and answer any questions about the registration process. We will also introduce the first toolkit in the series which will be the Nutrition toolkit. Representatives from Abbott will talk more about the logistics of ordering, receiving, and storing products and answer other questions you may have about obtaining nutritional products.

Webex #1: February 6, 2020 at 4:00pm CST

Post-Introduction Q&A Session (1 hr)

Dr. McGee goes over the abstraction guide step-by-step with Q&A session. Full recording available below.

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