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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."