Letter from the Editor
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view the webinar here. Also, don’t forget that what happens at QIPS…stays at QIPS?? ACEP Scientific Assembly 2016 in Las Vegas is rapidly approaching. Stay tuned for more details about QIPS section meeting. I hope to see you all there.Just in time for some summer beach reading, here it is—the July, 2016 QIPS Newsletter. By the time of this newsletter’s publication, we will have held our most recent conference call on physician wellness. I hope that many of you were able to join and left with some valuable takeaways, but if you were unable to make it, you can
In this edition of the QIPS Newsletter, we have some great articles for you to enjoy that take aim at a variety of EM quality and patient safety issues.
Challenging Patients in the ED: Part 2
Many people come to the Emergency Department because they have pain. Some of them are people that have never been to our ED before and have obvious causes of their pain like a broken hip or an acute appendicitis. Some, however, are familiar faces and have dental pain or abdominal pain that has been present for months.Read More »
Looking Back While Moving Forward: A History of QIPS and Advances in Emergency Medicine Quality
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Members, we would like to put a spotlight on one of the section’s previous newsletter issues. Our issue from December 2015 features outstanding contributions from:
- Jeff Pothof, MD FACEP, our new section chair who previews upcoming year for QIPS and quality in Emergency Medicine
- David L. Meyers, MD, FACEP gives insight into some of the outstanding work done in the IOM’s recent report on diagnostic error. With first of a two part series, he introduces the report’s key themes as well as the conceptual model used to approach this important topic. In the second portion of the article, he will walk us through their 8 subsequent recommendations.
- David P. John, MD, FACEP, one of the founding members of QIPS, recaps his presentation at the section meeting at Scientific Assembly and shares his thoughts on the history of QIPS, and how this section started to become what it is today
- Sara Damewood, MD, ACEP's Ultrasound Section Ultrasound Simulation Subcommittee Chair, describes a successful approach to achieving an improvement in faculty credentialing of bedside ultrasonography in the ED
- Michael Lohmeier, MD and Vanessa Tamas, MD tell us about some exciting work that they are doing to improve the recognition of actively seizing pediatric patients transported by EMS.
- Joshua Zimmerman MD, Colin McCloseky MD, and Kory Gebhardt MD share their work towards improving sepsis screening that resulted in this year’s ACEP QIPS Resident Quality and Safety Award