June 26, 2015 - 11:12 am
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The Center for Patient Safety works closely with many EMS services around the United States to improve patient safety and reduce preventable harm. Over the past year EMS leaders have expressed interest to better serve the needs of the mental health population. In the process many of these leaders have discovered there is little data

June 2, 2015 - 1:31 pm
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The Center for Patient Safety has released the Summer PSO Newsletters.  We’re certain you’ll find something of interest related to patient safety at your organization!  Download the full newsletter to read more on the PSO legal environment, upcoming events, best practices from Hannibal Regional Hospital and Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, and much more! PSO News

February 25, 2015 - 10:59 am
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Dr. Jay Reich, EMS Medical Director for the Kansas City Fire Department, presented last week at the EMS State of the Sciences Conference, also known as “The Gathering of Eagles”.  The conference is a unique, and highly respected, conference in EMS.  Each year, the conference offers opportunities to learn about the latest science and advances

January 28, 2015 - 11:02 am
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Written by Lee Varner, BS EMS, EMT-P Mike Wallace, EMS Captain, Central Jackson County Fire Protection District Does this sound like your EMS service…. Your typical runs include calls for chest pain, shortness of breath, seizures, and even cardiac arrest.  You run these calls day in and day out.  You drop patients off at the

The Center for Patient Safety’s Annual EMS Patient Safety Conference was a success!  We had great speakers who brought new ideas and concepts that helped stretch the imagination of those attending. David Williams from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement shared the Plan-Do-Study-Act method for organizational change and success. Tom Judge, Executive Director of Lifeflight of

October 28, 2014 - 4:07 pm
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This Safety Watch is to advise you that having multiple different types of cricothyrotomy kits can lead to confusion during an airway emergency. We believe standardizing your equipment including cricothyrotomy kits within an organization or within a region would help to reduce the likelihood of an adverse event. Cricothyrotomy also commonly called a “cric” is

October 28, 2014 - 9:06 am
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That was the message shared with EMS professionals at ESO Solutions WAVE 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas. EMS leaders learned about protecting an organization’s safety and quality work as well as how they can safely learn from each other to prevent future events from occurring. The presentation, PSO 101, explains the Patient Safety Quality Improvement