Identifying and Learning from Clinical Errors in Pre-hospital Care

May 25, 2017    |   By: Lee Varner, MS EMS, EMT-P, CPPS

A recent article in JEMS magazine by Dr. Mark E.A. Escott raises the important issue of patient safety in EMS. In the article Dr. Escott highlights several key areas as he outlines the complexity of EMS while pointing out some of the barriers to greater patient safety.

Dr. Escott writes “EMS systems must choose to prioritize patient safety by directing resources to detecting and identifying when we make mistakes and developing monitoring systems, clinical oversight and performance improvement programs to mitigate these clinical errors”.

No matter where you are on the patient safety journey please read this article and share it with others as a call to action to reduce preventable harm in EMS.

Wed, May 10, 2017
By Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP
JEMS Magazine

To read the full article go to http://www.jems.com/articles/print/volume-42/issue-5/departments-columns/field-physicians/identifying-and-learning-from-clinical-errors-in-prehospital-care.html

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