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Out-of-hospital pediatric patient safety events: results of the CSI chart review.

Meckler G, Hansen M, Lambert W, et al. Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors. 2018;22:290-299.

Few studies have characterized adverse events in emergency medical services (EMS), and even fewer have focused on children. In a chart review of all critically ill pediatric ambulance transports in Multnomah County, Oregon, researchers found that nearly 70% resulted in a patient safety event, 23% of which were severe. The authors call for improved EMS provider training in neonatal care and pediatric resuscitation.