Medical emergencies in correctional settings require rapid and competent responses. We present the substantial improvement in timeliness, coordination, and caliber of emergency response though application of a repeat cycling quality improvement process and novel debrief tool. Statistically significant and sustainable improvements, as well as qualitative measures, were observed. Debriefing offers staff beneficial postresponse stress reduction, skills development, and engagement in performance improvement.
- Identify key elements of an emergency response
- Apply quality improvement to the emergency response
- Examine the post-emergency response debrief process and identify its benefits