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Creating an environment of quality care for Trauma patients
The purpose of continuous quality improvement:
CQI is a requirement of Senate Bill 1554: "The Oklahoma Trauma Systems Improvement and Development Act"
This legislation created the:
The Regional CQI Committees are sub-committees of the RTABs (Regional Trauma Advisory Boards). These committees are made up of representatives from Hospitals, EMS Services, Air Services and Physicians. The various roles of the committee members help to deliver a multi-faceted perspective on cases reviewed. The Regional CQI Committees are tasked with review of quality related issues that occur in the Region which are system or process related.
The Medical Audit Committee membership is comprised of (11) eleven Physicians and Surgeons appointed by the Commissioner of Health. These Physicians and Surgeons come from all over the state and represent rural and urban populations. Their focus is to review cases that are related to clinical issues, sentinel events or adverse outcomes. They are also tasked with the oversight of the work of the Regional Committees.
What is the purpose of a REFERRAL?
Recommendations for improvement may include but are not limited to the following elements:
It is imperative that all patient care providers know what resources are available in their area. Hospitals, EMS Services, Air services, EMRAs (Emergency Medical Responders) and local first responders should meet together to discuss the best plan of action when responding to trauma scenes in their area. This communication fosters a team approach and will ensure the patient receives the best possible coordinated care, when help is needed.
"The time to plan for an Emergency is before it happens!"
The goal of the State Trauma System is to deliver the best care possible to the Citizens of Oklahoma. This can only be accomplished when, collectively, we work together towards this goal.
If you have a trauma care concern or issue, please submit a referral for review by clicking here.
Please feel free to contact our CQI Coordinator for any concerns or questions.
CQI Coordinator - OSDH
Office Number: 405-271-4027
Fax: 405-271-1045 (This is a secured fax line for confidential documents.)
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