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Search results for "Medicine"
Erich J. EMS World. April 2019;48:26-31.
Air transport service combines risks associated with both aviation and prehospital trauma care. This article discusses the role of human factors in this fast-paced care environment. The author encourages efforts to reduce risks through policy change, purchasing the latest safety equipment, and empowering staff to decline calls when conditions are unsafe.
Get a clue: it can be all too easy to make assessment errors in the field; here's some tips to prevent you from making mistakes.
Rubin M. EMS World. 2011;40:57-64.
This article describes how misdiagnosis can occur during emergency assessments due to bias, incomplete data, ineffective communication, and misinterpretation of results.
Barishansky RM, Glick DE. EMS Magazine. 2009 Mar;38:43-47.
This article explains the elements of preparing policies and procedures for reportable incidents in emergency medical services.
No more blame & shame: developing event-reporting systems may go a long way to reducing patient care errors in EMS.
Rajasekaran K, Fairbanks RJ, Shah MN. EMS Mag. 2008 Sep;37:61-67.
This article describes how applying a just culture and systems approach to adverse events may help change the "blame-and-shame" mentality in emergency medical service provision.
News Services. Washington Post. October 25, 2007;E02.
An emergency crew from a suburb failed to efficiently transport a marathon runner in cardiac arrest to the nearest emergency room in central Chicago.
Naik G. Wall Street Journal. November 14, 2006:A1. [reprinted on Post-gazette.com].
This story describes how hospitals in the United Kingdom have incorporated teamwork principles used by auto racing pit crews to improve patient safety during handoffs.
Meisel Z. Slate. November 8, 2005.
In this article, an emergency medicine physician describes the work environment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics and why it is prone to error.