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Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by P. Daniel Patterson, PhD, NRP, and Donald M. Yealy, MD, Safety in Emergency Medical Systems, May 2019
This piece explores the key role of emergency medical services in providing care to patients at their moment of greatest need, safety hazards in this field, and opportunities for improvement.
Journal Article > Commentary
Duty hours in emergency medicine: balancing patient safety, resident wellness, and the resident training experience: a consensus response to the 2008 Institute of Medicine resident duty hours recommendations.
Wagner MJ, Wolf S, Promes S, et al. J Emerg Med. 2010;39:348-355.
This commentary, by leaders in the emergency medicine field, discusses the implications of the Institute of Medicine's recommendations regarding resident work hours for emergency medicine residency training. Some, but not all, of the IOM's recommendations were included in the recently released duty hour proposal from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.