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QUIPSI - quality improvement in postoperative pain treatment of children


QUIPSInfant is a new module of the German QUIPS and the international PAIN OUT project. QUIPSI has been running since 2011. Kids between 4 and 18 years can be asked about their postoperative pain therapy and possible side effects.
Pain assessment is done from the patients‘ point of view, using the validated ‚Faces Pain Scale – revised‘ by Hicks et al. and a standardized instruction on how to do it.

QUIPSI can be carried out in operative centers of any size. Neither a minimum number of beds nor a broad variety of surgeries is necessary. As a valid data collection is of high priority, the modular participation package includes a detailed training course and written guidelines on the standard operating procedures. The non-for profit project is supported by several scientific societies. For QUIPS and PAIN OUT participants, QUIPSI is for free.

Currently, translations of the QUIPSI questionnaire are available in Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Hebrew and Russian.

If you are interested in joining QUIPSI, please send us an e-mail.

Further information on the German QUIPS project can be found here: (in German)