Patient Safety issues are largely not quantified but emergency medicine shown to have largest number of adverse events.
EMERG is part of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Research in EMS, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that in 2010 established the anonymous, free, event reporting system known as E.V.E.N.T. with broad support from leading emergency medical organizations. Due to the growing interest in improving Safety Culture across the emergency medical system, EMERG was formed and subsequently listed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2012 as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). As a PSO EMERG is able to:
The vision of EMERG is to decrease the rates of patient and provider injury and death by developing and sharing evidenced-based improvements.
Our mission is to identify and understand the causes of error in the emergency medical system and promote the adoption of best practices that improve patient and provider safety.
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Within the high consequence field like EMS there is a lot of opportunity for error. We need to collect the data so we can know what’s happening before it turns into a serious incident. Nationally and locally we need to continue to improve our safety culture and not accept unnecessary risks so we can take better care of our patients and providers. EMERG is the way to do that for our organizations as well as our profession. It’s a no brainer.Troy Hagen,
We have an obligation to our providers and patients to make our services as safe as possible but you can’t fix what you don’t know about. Using the data collection and protection of EMERG gives us an opportunity to understand how we are running our operations and where we can make safety improvements.Brian LaCroix,