CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

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Overview | Performance Indicators | Provider Reporting Requirements | Provider Reporting Forms
CQI Council Meetings | CQI Reports | CQI Resources | CQI Forms | CQI Policies | CQI Projects

OVERVIEW


The goal of the San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program is to establish a system wide process for evaluating and improving the quality of prehospital care in San Joaquin County.

Based on EMS community collaboration and a shared commitment to excellence, CQI reveals potential areas for improvement of the EMS System, identifies training opportunities, highlights outstanding clinical performance, audits compliance with treatment protocols, and reviews specific illnesses or injuries along with their associated treatments. These efforts contribute to the continued success of our emergency medical services through a systematic process of review, analysis and improvement.

CQI PERFORMANCE INDICATORS


The San Joaquin County EMS System CQI performance indicators were reviewed and revised by the CQI Council in August 2009. To review the approved performance indicators click here.


CQI ALS PROVIDER AND BASE HOSPITAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS


For a description of monthly and quarterly report requirements and due dates, click here.

CQI PROGRAM MONTHLY REPORTING FORMS



CQI COUNCIL MEETINGS


The CQI Council meets the second Thursday of the month at 1300 hrs. All meetings are held in the EMS Classroom, 500 W. Hospital Road, French Camp, CA 95231. Click here for a printable CQI Council meeting schedule.

The CQI Council membership consists of the following quality improvement liaison personnel:
  • EMS Medical Director
  • EMS CQI/Trauma Coordinator
  • EMS Prehospital Operations Coordinator
  • Base Hospital Medical Director
  • Base Hospital Liaison Nurse
  • Receiving Hospital Liaison - (chosen by the receiving hospital nurse liaisons)
  • One representative from each of the authorized advanced life support (ALS) emergency ambulance providers and first response agencies operating in San Joaquin County
  • One representative from the County's designated EMS dispatch center.
Date/Time Time Purpose Location
November 13, 2014 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
December 11, 2014 1 - 3 p.m. CQI Business EMS Classroom
January 8, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
February 12, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. CQI Business EMS Classroom
March 12, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
April 9, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. CQI Business EMS Classroom
May 14, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
June 11, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. CQI Business EMS Classroom
July 9, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
August 13, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. CQI Business EMS Classroom
September 10, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
October 8, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. CQI Business EMS Classroom
November 12, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
December 10, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. CQI Business EMS Classroom

Note: Occasionally ad hoc CQI meetings are scheduled with specific providers to address unusual occurrences, incidents, or performance issues. Prior to attending any CQI meeting, participants must sign an Acknowledgement of CQI Confidentiality form. If you have any questions please contact the EMS Office at (209) 468-6818.

CQI REPORTS


CQI RESOURCES


CQI FORMS


CQI POLICIES


CQI PROJECTS


Check back soon for information about the Advanced Airway Improvement project.