EMS Quality and Safety Course

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NAEMSP® is committed to developing and nurturing the next generation of clinical quality and patient safety leaders in the EMS community.

NAEMSP®’s Quality and Safety Committee is pleased to offer an exciting year-long course that provides EMS physicians and quality improvement leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in their region, system or agency.

Participants will develop an in-depth understanding of how to apply tools and strategies of quality improvement to their local needs to affect the care of patients.

The innovative program takes participants on a journey to improve the quality of care and safety in their system through a multi-staged approach:

  • Quality Improvement for EMS Leaders Preconference Workshop (Jan. 6-7):  This 2020 preconference workshop and the preparatory study will form the foundation of the course and will introduce the participants to a practical application of key quality improvement and patient safety topics.
  • Monthly Moderated Online Sessions: These sessions will be lead by expert faculty and program participants to discuss key aspects of quality improvement. Articles and readings will be assigned to facilitate discussion.
  • Capstone Project Development and Mentorship: Participants will chose a project that will implement quality improvement methods to a problem in their agency or system. Each participant will be assigned a mentor from the course faculty to help guide their progress.
  • NAEMSP 2021: Participant Capstone Presentations Participants will present their work to colleagues and members of the NAEMSP community to share the impact of quality improvement in their agency/community.

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Course Participants

Course participants can access the LMS (Learning Management System) by logging in to the Members Only area of the website. Enrolled participants only will find "Learning Center" available to them on the menu.


Course Directors:

Michael Redlener
Scott Bourn

Preconference Faculty and Course Mentors:

Brooke Burton
Catherine Counts
Remle Crow
David Ghilarducci
Joseph Grover
Nicola Little
Kevin Mackey
Robert Rosenbaum
Niro Siriwardena
Michael Taigman
David Williams

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