Boot camp aims to improve, increase patient safety in EMS

Presentations from experts will be given in Ted Talk style, work-out discussion sessions after each topic


By EMS1 Staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Center for Patient Safety has developed a day-long patient safety Boot camp for EMS professionals, which is based on similar work done in the acute setting several years ago. The first boot camp will be offered March 14, 2017 in Fort Myers, Fla.

There’s a lot of talk in the EMS world about patient safety and patient culture, but it appears that there are few resources to assist agencies in improving their culture and moving forward. Patient safety boot camp attendees will learn the basics of the science of patient safety, human factors, error reduction, process improvement and measurement.

The boot camp is designed for early adopters and innovators who take safety seriously and to develop internal champions. The program is geared toward EMS leaders, educators and others who have a passion for safety.

Presentations from experts with many years of experience in patient safety and quality improvement are given in TED talk style, with workout discussion sessions after each topic for attendees to analyze how their agency is faring relative to the presented topic. Tools such as fishbone, root cause analysis, prioritization matrices and action plans are used throughout the day.  

The goal is for each participant to leave the boot camp with either the start or refinement of a patient safety plan.   

CPS is committed to improving patient safety across the spectrum of patient care, including EMS, and assists organizations with culture assessments and implementation of just culture – basic tenets of a robust patient safety culture.  

Attendees are also eligible to earn continuing education units through 8 hours for BLS and ALS providers, respectively.

You can register for boot camp here

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