Patient safety

Journal articles

The Emergency Medical Services Safety Champions.  Am J Med Qual. 2012 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Patient safety in pre-hospital emergency tracheal intubation: a comprehensive meta-analysis of the intubation success rates of EMS providers.  Crit Care. 2012 Feb 11;16(1):R24.

Patient safety in emergency medical services: a systematic review of the literature.  Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012 Jan;16(1):20-35.

Medication dosing errors in pediatric patients treated by emergency medical services.  Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012 Jan;16(1):59-66.

The association between EMS workplace safety culture and safety outcomes.  Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012 Jan;16(1):43-52.

What causes adverse events in prehospital care? A human-factors approach.  Emerg Med J. 2012 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Patient safety in emergency medical services: executive summary and recommendations from the Niagara Summit.  CJEM. 2011 Jan;13(1):13-8.

Variation in emergency medical services workplace safety culture.  Prehosp Emerg Care. 2010 Oct-Dec;14(4):448-60.

Emergency medical and health providers’ perceptions of key issues in prehospital patient safety.  Prehosp Emerg Care. 2010 Jan-Mar;14(1):95-102.

Ambulance personnel perceptions of near misses and adverse events in pediatric patients.  Prehosp Emerg Care. 2010 Oct-Dec;14(4):477-84.


Strategy for a National EMS Culture of Safety

Patient Safety in Emergency Medical ServicesCanadian Patient Safety Institute

Other resources

Western Australian Clinical Governance Guidelines


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