Performance Improvement Committees

Purpose of the Medical & Trauma Performance Improvement Committees

The Performance ImprovementCommittee (PI) and the Trauma Performance Improvement Committee (TPI), under direction of the Regional Operational Medical Director is responsible for assuring and improving the quality of pre-hospital care within EMS systems that are served by the Blue Ridge Emergency Medical Services Council (BREMS). These committees will work under the provisions of this Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

Virginia EMS Rules and Regulations 12 VAC5-31-600

"An EMS agency shall have an Ongoing Quality Management (QM) Program designed to objectively, systematically, and continously monitor, assess, and improve the quality and appropriateness of patient care prodied by the agency. The QM Program shall be integrated and include activities related to patient care, communications, and all aspsects of transport operations, and equipment maintenance pertinetn to the agnecy's mission. The agency shall maintain a QM report that documents quarterly PPCR reviews, supervised by the operational medical director."

 

Membership of the CQI Committees

The BREMS Regional CQI Committee is comprised of a representative from each locality in the BREMS region, to include CVCC Public Safety Programs and Centra Air and Ground Transport Services. In addition, we have a hospital representative from Trauma Services and the Emergency Room. We also include other area hospitals in the BREMS region.

These meetings have an open-door policy. Any certified EMS Provider in the BREMS Region and All Operational Medical Directors (OMDs) are invited to attend at any time.

The PI Committees shall be comprised of a representative/or their designee from each jurisdiction:

Accredited education program: Jason Ferguson/Lisa Aiken

Air Medical: Robbie Conner

Amherst County: Sam Bryant

Appomattox County: Susan Walton

Bedford County/Bedford City: Janet Blankenship

Campbell County: Michelle Turner/Frank Smith

Commercial Transport Agency: Jeff Tanner & Tom Walton

Hospital Representative: Dr. Tom Forsberg, Co-Director for LGH Trauma Services; Kelly Brown, Centra R.N., Centra Trauma Services; Courtney Klein, ED Representative

Lynchburg City: Ricky Bomar, Robert Lipscomb or designee

Regional Operational Medical Direction Committee: Dr. Wendy Wilcoxson, Dr. Kayla Long

 

 

 

 

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