Upcoming Events and Meetings

Precious Cargo: Enhancing Safety of Pediatric Patient Transport 

Tuesday October 24th 12:00-1:00 pm CT 

Precious Cargo Enhancing Safety of Pediatric Patient Transport Webinar Slides 10.24.23.pdf

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When embarking on a road trip to Disney World, it's a given that you would ensure young kids are securely seated in an appropriate car seat. It's equally crucial to acknowledge that ambulances are susceptible to accidents, putting passengers at risk of injury. Therefore, it's vital for all passengers to be properly restrained. Just as there are safety guidelines and standards for child restraint in standard passenger vehicles, similar guidelines exist for transporting pediatric patients in ambulances. Unfortunately, these guidelines aren't always well understood or followed.

Join us as we continue the webinar series "Tools for EMS to Operationalize Evidence-Based Care" this time with Kathleen Adelgais, MD, MPH/MSPH, who will discuss a new NEMSQA safety measure. She will shed light on why it's so important to ensure the proper restraint of pediatric patients and how to effectively measure this critical safety practice.

Lights and Siren Collaborative Summative Congress- The Results

Wednesday, November 1st 1:00 - 2:30 PM 
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The National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA) has recommended using two quality measures in relation to the use of lights and sirens since 2019. Safety 01: the percentage of EMS responses that started with a 911 call and didn't employ lights or sirens, and Safety 02: the percentage of EMS responses that started with a 911 call in which the lights and siren were not activated during patient transport. However, the national performance on these two measures in 2020 was 11% and 51.6%, respectively, in spite of this advice and associated position papers. In 2021, the National EMS Quality Alliance, in collaboration with other EMS organization launched the first national EMS quality improvement collaborative, the Lights and Siren Collaborative. The culmination of a this 15-month collaboration is a change package of now-proven strategies to improve safety for your clinicians, patients, and community. Join us to learn how to make improvements in safe use of lights and siren.