NAEMSP® Year Long Quality Improvement and Safety CourseJenny Abercrombie
September 2023 – June 2024
The application submission deadline is August 16, 2023.
- Monthly Moderated Online Sessions: These sessions will be led by expert faculty and program participants to discuss key aspects of quality improvement. Articles and readings will be assigned to facilitate discussion.
- Capstone Project Development and Mentorship: Participants will choose a project that will implement quality improvement methods to a problem in their agency or system. Each participant or team will be assigned a faculty member to help guide their progress. Each student will get an account with the Simple QI® cloud-based application to foster project progress, data-tracking and collaboration.
- Analyze current environment to identify quality/safety problems;
- Develop measurement tools;
- Create strategies for change of practice, and then
- Implement a program of change.
- Identifying changes that need to be made and why
- Setting a project aim
- Developing measurement strategies
- Understanding variation and tracking progress
- Leading change
- Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA)
- Presentation & publication of improvement science
- Attend and participate in monthly conference calls/synchronous learning sessions.
- Meet and work with your faculty mentor.
- Complete capstone project and poster which may be submitted to NAEMSP national conference.
- 2 Day NAEMSP on-line or in person Quality and Safety Course or other similar course is highly encouraged for admission to the Quality Improvement and Safety Year-Long Course.
- $800 registration fee for the year-long course
- We are looking for a diverse group of participants, physicians, and EMS professionals, who may have different levels of experience with quality improvement, but the infrastructure to succeed. Teams are encouraged to apply together. Group discounts will be offered for two or more participants ($800 first team member/$400 for each additional team member).
- DEADLINE for Application is August 16th, 2023. Earlier applications are encouraged and there will be review on a rolling basis.
- First on-line session will be on September 27th, 2023 (Subsequent 4th Wednesdays of the month with the exception of major holiday weeks)
(You will be asked to answer several questions, submit your CV, and a commitment letter from your EMS agency/system.)
For more information, contact:
Mike Taigman, MA, FAEMS
A former paramedic, Mike has authored more than 600 articles in professional journals and worked with emergency services and healthcare organizations in 49 of the 50 states, most of the Canadian Provinces, Israel, Palestine, Australia, and throughout Europe. Mike serves as Improvement Guide for FirstWatch. He teaches improvement science as an Assistant Professor in the University of California San Francisco’s MS in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership and as an Adjunct Professor in UMBC’s MA in Emergency Health Services Management.
Course Dates: September 2023 – June 2024