EMS Must Foster Accountability and Trust at All Levels

July 13, 2016    |   By: Lee Varner, MS EMS, EMT-P, CPPS

Take a few minutes and read this article from JEMS magazine.  Developing a just culture or a model of shared accountability can offer improvements for greater patient and provider safety.  Likewise, consider measuring the safety climate or culture with a validated tool. Read article.

 

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