Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Performance ImprovementDuring their meeting on March 9, the Tidewater EMS Council Board of Directors approved a new regional EMS performance improvement plan which changes the council’s overall PI committee structure and sets new PI goals. The new  plan, recommended by PI stakeholders in the region, elevates the committee so that it reports directly to the Board of Directors.

The plan includes trauma, stroke and STEMI PI subcommittees and creates a new patient and provider safety PI subcommittee, all of which will coordinate with the main EMS PI committee.

The primary objectives of the new EMS PI plan are to:
1. Collect patient care statistics to evaluate system effectiveness and identify trends.
2. Make evidence based practices recommendations to drive changes in the region.
3. Provide performance data to the stakeholders within the Tidewater Region.

The main committee and the subcommittees will design and implement PI projects that are practical; will collect patient care statistics to evaluate system effectiveness and identify trends in patient care; will establish regional clinical benchmarks to measure the TEMS regional system effectiveness; and, will share best practices among agencies.

Lateral communication between EMS PI and other council committees, such as the Operational Medical Directors and EMS Medical Operations Committee, and workgroups such as protocols and EMS education, is encouraged in the plan.

The council’s performance improvement committees are responsible for assuring and improving the quality of pre-hospital care within the EMS system served by the Tidewater EMS Council.

Performance Improvement is measuring the output of a particular business process or procedure, then modifying the process or procedure to increase the output, increase efficiency, improve safety or increase the effectiveness of the process or procedure.

PI meeting dates are published on the TEMS meeting calendar. If you are interested in becoming involved with the region’s performance improvement efforts, contact EMS PI chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or TEMS staff member Jay Porter.

Upcoming Events

CISM Team Meeting
Mon May 01 @ 6:00PM -
EMS PI Phone Call Meeting
Thu May 04 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Patient & Provider Safety Sub-Committee Meeting
Thu May 11 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Trauma Performance Improvement Sub-Committee Meeting
Thu May 11 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
EMS PI Committee Phone Call Meeting
Thu Jun 01 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
2017 Regional Awards Presentation
Sun Jun 04 @11:30AM - 05:00PM
OMD Committee Meeting
Wed Jun 07 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
EMS PI Committee Meeting
Thu Jun 08 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
STEMI Performance Improvement Sub-Committee Meeting
Thu Jun 08 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Stroke Performance Improvement Sub-Committee Meeting
Thu Jun 08 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM

Upcoming Classes

CANCELED Consolidated Testing @EVMS 04/25/2017
Tue Apr 25 @ 6:00PM -
NIMS ICS 400
Wed Apr 26 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
NIMS ICS 400
Thu Apr 27 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
April 28, 2017 Stroke Assessment Treatment & Hospital Interaction with Documentation
Fri Apr 28 @ 8:30AM - 03:30PM
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Sat Apr 29 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM
April 29, 2017 Stroke Assessment Treatment & Hospital Interaction with Documentation
Sat Apr 29 @ 8:30AM - 03:30PM
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Sun Apr 30 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM
CHKD Pediatric Trauma Conference
Thu May 11 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Consolidated Testing @EVMS 05/13/2017
Sat May 13 @ 9:00AM -
ATLS
Thu May 18 @ 7:30AM - 06:00PM
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