Reasons to Share

EMTs & Paramedics compared to
national average workforce

# of Violence-related Injuries
# of Transpotation Injuries

Patient Safety issues are largely not quantified but emergency medicine shown to have largest number of adverse events.

EMERG — Safer and Stronger Together.


All information submitted is protected under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, codified at 42 C.F.R. Part 3, as “Patient Safety Work Product” and is therefore privileged and confidential.


Having the ability to share and promote evidenced-based practices nationally will fundamentally change the safety of our emergency medical continuum for both patients and providers.


Front line providers have unparalleled insight into the risks, challenges, and opportunities to improve the safety of our patients and care givers.


EMERG is dedicated to improving patient and provider safety across the emergency medical system; emergency medical dispatchers, medical first responders, EMTs and Paramedics, ground and air Critical Care Teams, and Emergency Departments.

A Patient Safety Organization

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:

  • Federally protect identified (non-anonymous) safety and quality data
  • Utilize data to drive meaningful improvements across the country
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Vision Toward Improvement

The vision of EMERG is to decrease the rates of patient and provider injury and death by developing and sharing evidenced-based improvements.

Current Research

Mission-driven to Save Lives

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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What others say about us

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, CEO, CARE Ambulance
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, President, Allina Health EMS

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