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OCMCA EMS Quality Improvement Program

This webpage is dedicated to the OCMCA EMS Quality Improvement Program (EQIP). Per the State law, the OCMCA is responsible for verification of skills and knowledge their EMS personnel. To that end, EQIP is designed to provide direction to our EMS agencies with respect to quality improvement and verification of skills and knowledge. Since 2015, EQIP has provided a uniform, standardized, systematic, and responsible quality improvement program through education and OCMCA support.
Click here to download OCMCA EQIP Protocol – 8.27.4 (pdf)
2021 EQIP Plan (pdf)
This document has been designed to provide each LSA with an overview of the 2021 EQIP plan.
2021 EQIP Guide (pdf)
This document provides an overview and the details regarding the 2021 EQIP Plan for OCMCA life support agencies (LSAs).
2021 EQIP In-Service PowerPoint
This PowerPoint presentation provides all details regarding the 2021 EQIP Plan for OCMCA LSAs.

2021 EQIP Data Reporting Requirements (pdf)
The OCMCA collects data from all OCMCA Life Support Agencies (LSAs) each quarter, of each year. This document has been developed to assist LSAs with meeting the 2021 EQIP Data Reporting Requirements.
2021 EQIP ePCR MIEMSIS Compliance Initiative (pdf)
The purpose of this initiative is to improve OCMCA life support agency (LSA) data submission compliance to the Michigan EMS Information System (MIEMSIS) to 95% and 105% by the year 2023.
2021 EQIP Education Requirements (pdf)
The OCMCA requires that each Life Support Agency (LSA) complete specific education requirements each year. This document has been developed to assist LSAs with meeting the 2021 EQIP Education Requirements.
2021 EQIP Education Verification Process (pdf)
This document has been developed to assist OCMCA LSAs through the process of completing and submitting the necessary 2021 EQIP Education Verification Forms directly on the OCMCA website.
Official Title: EMS on AIR Podcast (S2E25) – “The Value of EMS Patient Care Reports.” Recorded February 12, 2021
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Course description: This episode is the first in a four-part series focusing on EMS patient care reports, or PCRs. This series has been developed in collaboration with the Oakland County Medical Control Authority (OCMCA) and various EMS providers as a way of providing information and guidance to EMS agencies and personnel. Although we reference the OCMCA and our local and State EMS protocols, this series is beneficial to all EMS agencies and providers. In this episode, we discuss the value of EMS PCRs. Primarily, our goal is to increase EMS’ appreciation and awareness of the value and relevance of EMS patient care documentation, as well as how to implement best practices into their work. To accomplish the goal, our guests help us: Appreciate the value of consistency and quality when drafting a PCR. Then, we’ll list and describe benefits experienced by patients, EMS providers, EMS agencies or systems and hospitals regarding consistency and quality when drafting a PCR. And finally, describe current data and trends identified in PCR quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives found throughout Michigan and the US. For more information visit OCMCA.org/EQIP. Visit EMSonAIR.com for the latest information, podcast episodes and other details. Follow us on Instagram @EMSOnAIR. Please keep emailing your questions, comments, feedback and episode ideas to the EMS on AIR Podcast team by email at QI@OCMCA.org.
Official Title: EMS on AIR Podcast (S2E26) – “EMS Patient Care Reports – The Rules of the Game.” Recorded February 12, 2021
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Course description: This episode is the second in a four-part series focusing on EMS patient care reports, or PCRs. This series has been developed in collaboration with the Oakland County Medical Control Authority (OCMCA) and various EMS providers as a way of providing information and guidance to EMS agencies and personnel. Although we reference the OCMCA and our local and State EMS protocols, this series is beneficial to all EMS agencies and providers. In this episode, we discuss the value of EMS PCRs. Primarily, our goal is to increase EMS’ appreciation and awareness of the value and relevance of EMS patient care documentation, as well as how to implement best practices into their work. To accomplish the goal, our guests help us: Appreciate the hierarchy and role of laws related to EMS documentation, administrative rules, EMS protocols, and agency policies and how they all work in concert to cultivate quality and consistency amongst EMS patient care documentation. Then, we’ll list and describe applicable protocols related to drafting and submitting EMS patient care records. For more information visit OCMCA.org/EQIP. Visit EMSonAIR.com for the latest information, podcast episodes and other details. Follow us on Instagram @EMSOnAIR. Please keep emailing your questions, comments, feedback and episode ideas to the EMS on AIR Podcast team by email at QI@OCMCA.org.
Official Title: EMS on AIR Podcast (S2E27) – “EMS Patient Care Reports -Data Elements and Requirements.” Recorded February 16, 2021
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Course description: This episode is the third in a four-part series focusing on EMS patient care reports, or PCRs. This series has been developed in collaboration with the Oakland County Medical Control Authority (OCMCA) and various EMS providers as a way of providing information and guidance to EMS agencies and personnel. Although we reference the OCMCA and our local and State EMS protocols, this series is beneficial to all EMS agencies and providers. In this episode, we discuss the value of EMS PCRs. Primarily, our goal is to increase EMS’ appreciation and awareness of the value and relevance of EMS patient care documentation, as well as how to implement best practices into their work. To accomplish the goal, our guests help us: List and describe the terminology related to PCR data entry. Then, we list and describe the minimum data elements that must be completed in the PCR of an EMS transport of a patient. From there, we’ll discuss the additional elements required in the PCR of an EMS transport patients with time sensitive emergencies. We round out the discussion by listing and describing the minimum data elements that must be completed in the PCR of an EMS patient care refusal, an EMS patient Dead on Scene and an EMS Termination of Resuscitation in the field. For more information visit OCMCA.org/EQIP. Visit EMSonAIR.com for the latest information, podcast episodes and other details. Follow us on Instagram @EMSOnAIR. Please keep emailing your questions, comments, feedback and episode ideas to the EMS on AIR Podcast team by email at QI@OCMCA.org.
Official Title: EMS on AIR Podcast (S2E28) – “EMS Patient Care Report Narratives.” Recorded February 22, 2021
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Course description: This episode is the fourth in a four-part series focusing on EMS patient care reports, or PCRs. This series has been developed in collaboration with the Oakland County Medical Control Authority (OCMCA) and various EMS providers as a way of providing information and guidance to EMS agencies and personnel. Although we reference the OCMCA and our local and State EMS protocols, this series is beneficial to all EMS agencies and providers. In this episode, we discuss the value of EMS PCRs. Primarily, our goal is to increase EMS’ appreciation and awareness of the value and relevance of EMS patient care documentation, as well as how to implement best practices into their work. To accomplish the goal, our guests help us: List and describe the use of various EMS narrative writing methods including SOAP, CHART, the chronological method and DRATT. Then, we’ll list and describe the minimum information that should be included in the ePCR narrative of every EMS transport of a patient, as well as the additional information required for an EMS transport of patients with time sensitive emergencies. Finally, we’ll list and describe the minimum information that should be included in the ePCR narrative of every patient care refusal, as well as what must be included in the ePCR narrative of every EMS patient pronounced on scene. For more information visit OCMCA.org/EQIP. Visit EMSonAIR.com for the latest information, podcast episodes and other details. Follow us on Instagram @EMSOnAIR. Please keep emailing your questions, comments, feedback and episode ideas to the EMS on AIR Podcast team by email at QI@OCMCA.org.

2021 EQIP Knowledge Assessments Requirements (pdf)
The OCMCA requires that each LSA EMS provider complete specific knowledge assessments each year. This document has been developed to assist OCMCA LSAs and EMS providers through the process of completing the 2021 EQIP Knowledge Assessments.
How to UPDATE Your Acme USER profile (pdf)
Use this document to create or update your American CME User Profile.
How to CREATE Your Acme Agency Account (pdf)
Use this document to create an American CME Agency Account.
How to UPDATE Your Acme AGENCY Account (pdf)
Use this document to create an American CME Agency Account.
How to generate a KAP Agency Assessment Report (pdf)
The American CME Knowledge Assessment Platform (KAP) provides agency administrators an easy way to identify who has and who has not completed each of the required OCMCA EQIP Protocol Assessments. Specifically, this report provides the following information for each assessment:
  • A list of all EMS providers at your agency that have completed an OCMCA EQIP Protocol Assessment, the date it was completed and their score.
  • A list of all EMS providers at your agency that have not completed an OCMCA EQIP Protocol Assessment.
2021 OCMCA Programs and Special Studies Guide (pdf)
In 2021, the OCMCA continues to facilitate many programs and special studies designed to improve the quality of our EMS system. This document has been developed to assist LSAs with understanding the various programs and special studies that are available through the OCMCA.
2021 OCMCA Voluntary Programs and Special Studies - Participation Form (pdf)
OCMCA LSAs must complete this document if they would like to participate in any 2021 OCMCA program and or special study. Complete the form and send it to QI@ocmca.org by March 1, 2021 IF your LSA would like to participate in ANY 2021 OCMCA program and or special studies.

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Duration: 30:50
Description:The intent and purpose of this training is to provide you with clear, organized and detailed information about the 2021 EMS Quality Improvement Program. All OCMCA life support agencies, or LSAs, are responsible for all 2021 EQIP requirements. Visit OCMCA.org/EQIP for details. Contact the OCMCA by email or by phone with any questions. Completion of this video does NOT provide EMS continuing education credits. However, OCMCA EMS providers can earn CEs for completion of this same video module at AmericanCME.com.

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