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

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 WORKPLAN TEMPLATE WITH PERFORMANCE INDICATORS


The San Joaquin County EMS System CQI Workplan Template with Performance Indicators were adopted by the CQI Council in early 2015. To review the CQI Workplan Template with 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, unless otherwise indicated below. 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 Trauma Coordinator
  • EMS Prehospital Care 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
January 8, 2015 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. CQI Business EMS Classroom
February 12, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
March 12, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. CQI Business EMS Classroom
April 9, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom

May 14, 2015
* New Location

1 - 4 p.m. CQI Business

San Joaquin Agriculture Center, Assembly Room 1, 2, & 3
2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton

June 11, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
July 9, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
August 13, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
September 10, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
October 8, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
November 12, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews EMS Classroom
December 10, 2015 1 - 3 p.m. Case Reviews 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