An EMS PSO Call to Action

July 9, 2014    |   By: Calevir

We are fortunate in Missouri to have the opportunity to work with an EMS Patient Safety Organization (PSO). As you know, the Center, as a PSO is collecting data you have indicated to be important to you, including ambulance crashes.

Please take a moment to read an interesting and concerning article about ambulance crashes in JEMS online.   The article concludes with an opportunity to share events and find ways to improve our industry, however, the authors do not mention the opportunity to do just that, through a Patient Safety Organization (PSO).

CALL TO ACTION: When you finish reading the article, please consider taking a moment to post a comment supporting the importance of the PSO to EMS.

Many states around the nation do not provide adequate confidentiality or peer review protections for EMS agencies and providers. A solution to overcome this barrier comes to you from a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) – the Center for Patient Safety. We offer federal-based confidentiality protection for your safety and quality improvement work.

Each of you that are actively participating in the Center’s EMS PSO are silently working behind the scenes to share near misses, adverse events and unsafe conditions.   We thank you for your support and ask that you continue to submit on a regular basis.   If you would like assistance or have questions about the Center PSO, submitting information, or other patient safety topics, please contact us.

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