Emergency Medical Services – For Current EMS PSO Participants (Password protected page)
Are you a supervisor or manager in EMS? Do you think there is a better way to evaluate “the bad things that happen” rather than just blaming your crew member?
The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) and the Missouri Ambulance Association (MAA) have partnered to bring federal confidentiality and privilege protection to quality and patient safety data to Missouri’s emergency medical service ambulance districts, fire-based services, hospital based services, and first-response providers through the CPS Patient Safety Organization (PSO).
Spearheaded by the MAA, and now led by the CPS EMS PSO Advisory Group, this project will bring together a broad base of EMS providers and agencies across the state to work collaboratively to reduce the frequency of serious events and to improve the quality of EMS patient care.
Funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health, our aim is to have at least 50% of Missouri’s ambulance services reporting adverse events and quality indicators to the PSO by September of 2012.
What Does This Mean for You?
PSO Participation: What Will My Agency, Service, or Organization Gain?
The Missouri Ambulance Association and many other EMS agencies have been working for years to establish a legally protected, peer review program in Missouri without success.
Working with a federally-listed Patient Safety Organization is now making this possible by
giving EMS agencies the ability to:
The Center for Patient Safety PSO offers a comprehensive set of standard services, including help to:
Participating EMS Agencies
The following 16 services are the initial pilot sites who are committed to moving this project forward:
National Attention: This project was featured on the cover of the November/December 2010 issue of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare! Click here to read more!
EMS PSO Advisory Committee
The EMS PSO Advisory Committee is a dedicated group of EMS providers who have been devoting their time, knowledge, and expertise to this project. Click here to see who is involved.
EMS PSO Project Newsletter
To view the latest edition (September, 2010) of our newsletter, Click here
Just Culture in EMS — EMS Manager’s Training
Learn more about what it means to have a “Just Culture,” and how to implement this philosophy in your ambulance service by contacting Lee Varner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at 888.935.8272.
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