Out-of-hospital pediatric patient safety events: results of the CSI chart review.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
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.