Lee Varner, MSEMS, EMT-P, CPPS

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Lee Varner is the Director of EMS services at the Center for Patient Safety. Lee holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree of Science in EMS from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He became an EMT while serving in the Air Force and started his EMS career in Omaha, Nebraska. Lee has been a flight paramedic for a hospital based air medical service and also served at the St. Charles County Ambulance District for over 20 years. He then became the EMS Coordinator for Mercy Hospital in Saint Louis and later started his career at the Center for Patient Safety. Lee is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety and a Just Culture trainer. In the past 4 years he has developed innovative approaches and campaigns to reduce preventable harm in EMS. This includes the EMSFORWARD campaign and co-development of the EMS Safety Culture Assessment.  Lee is also a founding member of the National EMS Safety Council and an active member of the NAEMT.

To learn more about Lee Varner, or to arrange a speaking engagement, contact the Center for Patient Safety.

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