What is ABNS POST?
ABNS POST is an integrated IT platform that is designed to advance the ABNS’ mission of promoting safe, effective and appropriate neurosurgical care. ABNS POST allows for the submission, analysis and presentation of clinical data from practice, along with other information that is relevant to the ABNS’ evaluation and certification processes. Those processes include the ABNS oral examination, CC and focused practice.
The primary function of ABNS POST is to support the ABNS oral exam. ABNS candidates can use ABNS POST to collect case data for ABNS review in addition to preparing selected case presentations in PowerPoint format for the oral exam.
ABNS POST’s design allows for the collection of discrete data elements describing patient variables, diagnoses, procedures, clinical decision-making and outcomes. This format allows for uniform and complete data submission, along with the development of true national benchmarks for performance and experience. These factors ensure objective and equitable reviews of presented information and mitigate the potential that candidates will have to resubmit data due to missing elements.
In addition to discrete data fields, the ABNS has retained several text field options, should ABNS candidates or other ABNS POST users wish to augment the required data with other information relevant to clinical decision-making. Some text fields are required, and others are optional. Text fields also provide candidates and other ABNS POST users a forum to provide information they feel would be useful to the review process.