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Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Safety in Emergency Medical Systems, May 2019
Dr. Brice is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina. She also serves as the Program Director for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship and was past-president of the National Association of EMS Physicians. We spoke with her about her experience working in emergency medical systems and safety concerns particular to this field.
Journal Article > Study
Medication safety in emergency medical services: approaching an evidence-based method of verification to reduce errors.
Misasi P, Keebler JR. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2019;10:1–14.
This pre–post study reports a decline in medication error rates in prehospital emergency services following implementation of a human factors engineering approach. The providers implemented a team-based cross-check process using standardized communication for high-risk medications and found a significant reduction in medication errors.