On Friday, April 24, 2020, at FDIC International 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., join Mike McEvoy as he focuses on best practices and resources for modern day EMS performance measurement, required data, analyses, feedback, and nonadversarial methods of providing fire and EMS members the information they need to continuously improve performance.
Quality Improvement (QI) should be a systematic, formal process of analyzing practice to improve performance. No firefighter or medic comes into work thinking, “I’m going to kill a patient today.” Yet, many QI processes have been weaponized, treating members as though they simply can do no right.
McEvoy is the executive editor for JEMS as well as the EMS Coordinator for Saratoga County, New York. He has also served as the EMS editor for Fire Engineering magazine since 2006. He is a nurse clinician in the adult and pediatric cardiac surgical ICUs at Albany Medical Center where he also teaches critical care medicine and chairs the hospital resuscitation committee. Mike is a Paramedic Supervisor and the continuing medical education coordinator for Clifton Park & Halfmoon EMS and the Chief Medical Officer for the West Crescent Fire Department. He chairs the EMS Section Board of Directors for the International Association of Fire Chiefs and is the lead editor for the Jones & Bartlett textbook, “Critical Care Transport” and the Informed Emergency and Critical Care Pocket Guide series.
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