West Region Quality Improvement Forum (QIF)
Continuously Strive to Optimize EMS/Trauma Patient Care and Outcome
Caesar Ursic, MD
Vice Chairs: Tony Kuzma, EMT-P, Wendy Rife, RN
Trauma Coordinators Meet 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, QIF meets 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Meeting Schedule
Contact the WREMS office at 360-705-9019 for more information.
Lessons Learned from the Pierce County CQI Committee Case Reviews
March, 2017 CQI
Importance of "Closed Loop" communications during EMS care to be certain the message and plan of action is clear.
Utilization of vital signs parameters and ALS assessment are important aspects of patient care. Don't treat the monitor only, if in doubt pull the ET tube out and reinsert.
January, 2017, CQI
Parents may be adamant about taking their child POV versus EMS transport to the hospital ED, but EMS must clearly emphasize the risks versus the benefits and document everything.
The index of suspicion should be high on calls with a concerning mechanism of injury, even if the patient initially appears fine.