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Performance Improvement
Purpose of the Medical & Trauma Performance Improvement Committees

The Performance ImprovementCommittee (PI) and the Trauma Performance Improvement Committee (TPI), under direction of the Regional Operational Medical Director is responsible for assuring and improving the quality of pre-hospital care within EMS systems that are served by the Blue Ridge Emergency Medical Services Council (BREMS).  These committees will work under the provisions of this Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

Virginia EMS Rules and Regulations 12 VAC5-31-600
"An EMS agency shall have an Ongoing Quality Management (QM) Program designed to objectively, systematically, and continously monitor, assess, and improve the quality and appropriateness of patient care prodied by the agency.  The QM Program shall be integrated and include activities related to patient care, communications, and all aspsects of transport operations, and equipment maintenance pertinetn to the agnecy's mission.  The agency shall maintain a QM report that documents quarterly PPCR reviews, supervised by the operational medical director." 



Membership of the CQI Committees

The BREMS Regional CQI Committee is comprised of a representative from each locality in the BREMS region, to include CVCC Public Safety Programs and Centra Air and Ground Transport Services.
In addition, we have a hospital representative from Trauma Services and the Emergency Room. 
We also include other area hospitals in the BREMS region.

These meetings have an open-door policy. Any certified EMS Provider in the BREMS Region and All Operational Medical Directors (OMDs) are invited to attend at any time.

Performance Improvement

Committee Members:

icon BREMS CQI Committee Members

 Regional PI Plan:

icon BREMS Regional PI Plan - 2017

Meeting Minutes:

icon BREMS CQI Meeting Minutes - June 2018

icon BREMS CQI Meeting Minutes - March 2018

icon BREMS CQI Meeting Minutes - December 2017

icon BREMS CQI Committee Meeting Minutes - September 2017

icon BREMS CQI Committee Meeting Minutes June 2017

icon BREMS CQI Committee Meeting Minutes - March 2017

icon BREMS CQI Committee Minutes - December 2016

icon BREMS CQI Committee Minutes - September 2016

icon BREMS CQI Meeting Minutes - July 2016 


Tool Sheets:

BREMS Regional CQI Incident Form & Policy 

icon EMS Incident Form & Policy


Quarterly Reports: 

icon FY 2018 - Q1 Field Coordinator's Report

icon September 2017 - CQI Data on Pain Management

icon FY 2017 Q1 - Field Coordinator Report

icon FY 2017 Q2 - Field Coordinator Report

icon BREMS FY 2017 Q3 Field Coordinator Report

icon BREMS FY 2017 Q4 Field Coordinator Report

icon BREMS CQI Committee Members


  Centra Trauma Services Information for EMS Agencies

icon Trauma Alert Criteria for 2017

Centra Trauma Services would like EMS Providers to look over the Trauma Alert Guidelines.

 It is not required by EMS providers to notify Medical Control of "Trauma Alerts".  However if you feel you have a patient that fits in the Alert Guidelines please notify Medical Control when calling in your report.  Also, please remember during your call report, to state your AGENCY NAME and LEVEL OF CARE (EMT, Enhanced, Intermediate or Paramedic).  Please contact BREMS with any questions/concerns.


Trauma Conferene Newsletters
icon March 2014 Trauma Conference Newsletter
icon April 2014 Trauma Conference Newsletter
icon May 2014 Trauma Conference Newsletter
icon June 2014 Trauma Conference Newsletter
icon August 2014 Trauma Conference Newsletter