The EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center is spearheading a QI collaborative to assist state programs in accelerating their progress in improving the pediatric readiness of EDs and to develop a program to recognize EDs in their state that are ready to care for children with medical emergencies. State improvement teams will benefit by interacting with experts in both pediatric readiness and facility recognition, as well as a cadre of QI specialists.
To provide support for projects requiring rapid change and a firm knowledge of quality improvement tools and techniques, the EIIC has adopted elements from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Collaborative Model for Achieving Breakthrough Improvement.
The EIIC will provide synchronous and asynchronous QI education, tailored to the needs of each project identified and to meet the needs of the leaners. The methods and content will include critical tenets of QI and be provided in a tiered learner model. Techniques will include collaborative QI project work, multi-media learning systems, written materials, online modules, and grantee sessions.
Facility Recognition Collaborative
This is the first QI Collaborative and this project is completed.
Pediatric Readiness Quality Collaborative (PRQC)
This is the second QI Collaborative and this project is ongoing.
Prehospital Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator Learning Collaborative (PECCLC)
This is our most recent QI Collaborative, it is funded through a supplemental grant from HRSA EMSC Program, and this project ended March 31, 2019.