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PO Box 2286, St. Cloud, MN, 56302.
Emergency medical services harbor unique challenges to safe patient care delivery. This center serves as a patient safety organization for prehospital care providers, provides access to anonymous reporting tool, and hosts educational opportunities that support a culture of safety in the emergency medical services environment.
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Bohm K, Kurland L. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2018;26:94.
Medical dispatch is charged with deciding the level of acuity of out-of-hospital emergency situations and deploying appropriate emergency services. This systematic review found very little evidence about the accuracy of medical dispatch at identifying cardiac arrest, stroke, major trauma, or the medical priority of callers. The authors call for standardized measures of dispatch accuracy to guide further research.