Our Quality Assurance department is undergoing a name change that will better describe why we do our work.
What we call things is meaningful. Names sometimes need to change to better label our changing priorities. With this belief in mind, the QA department is becoming Quality & Patient Safety - Q&PS for short.
The department, and all of the RPPEO, looks for ways to affect change in paramedicine that reinforce, build and promote patient safety and quality in paramedic care. The new moniker is part of shifting the focus from tasks like auditing and QA activities to monitoring and developing quality and safety in improvement processes.
With this re-branding, the department is looking to create efficiencies, develop competency and build processes that allow us to use more quality and safety data to drive all of the work we do.
Congratulations to the team on the new name and on the work you're doing!
An audit was done in 2014 to determine if paramedics are using CPAP more appropriately after a review was done in the Fall of 2013.
Click on the link below to read the results.
An audit done in 2013 to review paramedic management of anaphylaxis, specifically as it relates to the administration of Epinephrine showed that paramedics were not administrating epinephrine in more than 50% of cases where it was indicated.
The attached document discusses the audit, methods and results.