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What are the EMSC Performance Measures?

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What Are the EMSC Performance Measures?

The EMSC program performance measures are a set of standards that were developed to measure long-term progress at both state and national levels of the EMSC program in key areas of pediatric emergency care.

The measures were developed in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), a results-oriented approach that requires federal agencies to establish performance measures that guide decisions and monitor program success.

The performance measures represent:

A systematic, uniform process of focusing and measuring program activities and promoting permanence of EMSC programs at the state level.

 

The Performance Measures:

 


EMSC 01 Performance
Measure Submission of NEMSIS Compliant Version 3.x- Data

The degree to which EMS agencies submit NEMSIS compliant version 3.x data to the State EMS Office.


By 2018, baseline data will be available to assess the number of EMS agencies in the state or territory that submit National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) version 3.x-compliant patient-care data to the State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Office for all 911-initiated EMS activations.


By 2021, 80 percent of EMS agencies in the state or territory submit NEMSIS version 3.x-compliant patient-care data to the State EMS Office for all 911-initiated EMS activations.

EMSC 02 Performance Measure Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC)

The percentage of EMS agencies in the state or territory that have a designated individual who coordinates pediatric emergency care.


By 2020, 30 percent of EMS agencies in the state or territory have a designated individual who coordinates pediatric emergency care.


By 2023, 60 percent of EMS agencies in the state or territory have a
designated individual who coordinates pediatric emergency care.


By 2026, 90 percent of EMS agencies in the state or territory have a
designated individual who coordinates pediatric emergency care.

EMSC 03 Performance
Measure Use of Pediatric-Specific Equipment

The percentage of EMS agencies in the state or territory that have a process that requires EMS providers to physically demonstrate the correct use of pediatric-specific equipment.


By 2020, 30 percent of EMS agencies will have a process that requires EMS providers to physically demonstrate the correct use of pediatric specific equipment, which is equal to a score of 6 or more on a 0–12 scale.


By 2023, 60 percent of EMS agencies will have a process that requires EMS providers to physically demonstrate the correct use of pediatric specific equipment, which is equal to a score of 6 or more on a 0–12 scale.


By 2026, 90 percent of EMS agencies will have a process that requires EMS providers to physically demonstrate the correct use of pediatric specific equipment, which is equal to a score of 6 or more on a 0–12 scale.

EMSC 04 Performance Measure Hospital Recognition for Pediatric Medical Emergencies

The percent of hospitals with an Emergency Department (ED)
recognized through a statewide, territorial or regional standardized
program that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical
emergencies.


By 2022, 25 percent of hospitals are recognized as part of a statewide, territorial, or regional standardized program that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies.

EMSC 05 Performance Measure Hospital Recognition for Pediatric Trauma

The percent of hospitals with an Emergency Department (ED)
recognized through a statewide, territorial or regional standardized
system that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric trauma.


By 2022, 50 percent of hospitals are recognized as part of a statewide, territorial, or regional standardized system that recognizes hospitals that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric trauma.

EMSC 06 Performance Measure Interfacility Transfer Guidelines

The percent of hospitals with an Emergency Department (ED) in the
state or territory that have written interfacility transfer guidelines that cover pediatric patients and that include the following components of transfer:

  • Defined process for initiation of transfer, including the roles and responsibilities of the referring facility and referral center (including responsibilities for requesting transfer and communication).
  • Process for selecting the appropriate care facility.
  • Process for selecting the appropriately staffed transport service to match the patient’s acuity level (level of care required by patient, equipment needed in transport, etc.)
  • Process for patient transfer (including obtaining informed consent).
  • Plan for transfer of patient medical record.
  • Plan for transfer of copy of signed transport consent.
  • Plan for transfer of personal belongings of the patient.
  • Plan for provision of directions and referral institution information to family.

By 2021, 90 percent of hospitals in the state or territory have written interfacility transfer guidelines that cover pediatric patients and that include specific components of transfer.

EMSC 07 Performance Measure Interfacility Transfer Agreements

The percent of hospitals with an Emergency Department (ED) in the
state or territory that have written interfacility transfer agreements that cover pediatric patients.


By 2021, 90 percent of hospitals in the state or territory have written interfacility transfer agreements that cover pediatric patients.

EMSC 08 Performance Measure Permanence of EMSC

The degree to which the state or territory has established permanence of EMSC in the state or territory EMS system.


Goal: To increase the number of states and territories that have
established permanence of EMSC in the state or territory EMS system.


Each year:

  • The EMSC Advisory Committee has the required members as per the implementation manual.
  • The EMSC Advisory Committee meets at least four times a year.
  • Pediatric representation incorporated on the state or territory EMS Board.
  • The state or territory requires pediatric representation on the EMS Board.
  • One full-time EMSC Manager is dedicated solely to the EMSC
    Program.
EMSC 09 Performance Measure Integration of EMSC Priorities into Statutes or Regulations

The degree to which the state or territory has established permanence of EMSC in the state or territory EMS system by integrating EMSC priorities into statutes or regulations.


By 2027, EMSC priorities will have been integrated into existing EMS, hospital, or healthcare facility statutes or regulations.

 

 

rev. 24-Feb-2017

 

 

 

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