National EMS Quality Alliance Releases New Measures

October 2, 2023 – Irving, TX- Clinical quality measurement is vital to the practice of medicine. Clinical care is probably not being improved if it is not being measured. The National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA) is pleased to announce the release of ten new quality measures. With the help of these new metrics, EMS organizations and agencies will be able to measure and improve patient care in crucial areas like airway control and trauma treatment. They are a subset of measurements created in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health as part of the F.A.I.R. (Feasible, Actionable, Impactful, Relevant) Rural EMS Measurements Project. They were chosen by NEMSQA for national endorsement because of their potential to have an overall positive impact on patient care. F.A.I.R. aimed to improve the organizational capacity and quality of rural EMS services.  “Our goal was to develop a national model for other states to follow. We are proud to have 10 of the F.A.I.R. measures endorsed by NEMSQA.” said Steve McCoy, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight at Florida Health.

The NEMSQA website has the tools needed to put the measures into action, and on Thursday, October 5, Prodigy EMS will hold a free CE webinar. Registration is required.

“The beauty of a well-conceived and constructed quality measure is that it captures the essence of an evidence-based practice and gives instructions to front line organizations and providers that is reliable, understandable and if improved, will have a direct relation to the purpose of EMS, caring for patients.  The new NEMSQA national measures designed with leading experts from Florida and around the country give the EMS community some new measures that are standard setting.” said Michael Redlener, the President of the NEMSQA Board of Directors.

Sheree Murphy
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