News from March 2015

ASCQI features in conference on Quality Improvement and Innovation Research in Prehospital Care

Sunday, 1, March, 2015

The EMS999 Research Forum Conference on Quality Improvement and Innovation Research in Prehospital Care in Nottingham on 4th February 2015 brought together the latest research and best practice in prehospital care. The conference was supported by the Health Foundation through their Spreading Improvement Programme and featured ASCQI in its opening keynote as well as several posters from ambulance services in England participating in the IMPACT-ASCQI project.

Professor Siriwardena kicked off the Conference with a keynote lecture on the evolution of quality improvement in prehospital care, ‘Prehospital quality improvement; past, present and future’ which included discussion of ASCQI and developments from it.

Following the keynote, Richard Pilbery from Yorkshire Ambulance Service spoke about his experiences of speaking at the Paramedics Australasia Conference on the Australian Gold Coast, Matthew Booker from the University of Bristol presented his work on why ambulances are called for primary care problems and Mohammed Iqbal from EMAS discussed development of a novel pain assessment tool for improving prehospital pain management.

Fiona Togher from the University of Lincoln presented a poster showcasing her doctoral study, which developed from ASCQI, on patient-related experience measures for ambulance services.

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