quality improvement

Mission Statement

To promote and support a comprehensive emergency care system.

 Authority

As defined in RCW 70.168.090WAC 246-976-910, a regional emergency medical services and trauma care system quality assurance program shall be established by those facilities authorized to provide trauma, (cardiac and stroke) care services.

 Purpose

The Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee is committed to optimal clinical care and system performance in the Region, as it relates to trauma, cardiac and stroke patients as evidenced by patient outcomes.  A multidisciplinary team approach to concurrent and retrospective analysis of care delivery, patient care outcomes and compliance with the requirement of Washington State as per RCW 70.168.090 is the fundamental goal.  Benchmark comparison and best practice review will be emphasized.

NW Region Quality Assurance and Improvement Plan (2016)

Chairperson: Mary Flick

QI Committee Minutes (note, this committee meets just prior to each Council meeting).