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Looking Back While Moving Forward: A History of QIPS and Advances in Emergency Medicine Quality

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

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