Quality Improvement Committee
San Luis Ambulance has a standing Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) that reviews performance standards not only for the staff members, but also for all of the equipment and supplies. The QI committee reviews calls in real time with the assistance of the Field Supervisors, reviews calls retrospectively through the computer data acquisition system used in the field, as well as types of calls or situations on a random basis. If there is a situation that we find is not to our standards, we introduce processes (training, etc.) to correct them and then reevaluate our success through the QI committee. The meetings are also attended by the Medical Director and the Nurse Manager.
San Luis Ambulance’s QI committee, in collaboration with the Emergency Medical Services Agency, supports a very dynamic Field Training Officer Program for Paramedic accreditations, internships as well as input for future equipment, skills and protocols. The minimum requirement for one of these positions is four years as a Paramedic, with at least one of those years having worked within San Luis Obispo County. This requirement is four times more stringent than the requirements of the State of California.
San Luis Ambulance is very proud of its QI committee and will continue to find new and innovative ways to ensure that we are doing the best we possibly can for the patients in San Luis Obispo County.