While we have all heard the old saying, “do you plan to fail or fail to plan,” this short statement has likely influenced many people to re-evaluate a current process or situation in their life. The specialty area of preventable harm or patient safety is gaining strong momentum in Emergency Medical Services, which has relied on another common old saying “do no harm”. While the desire to do no harm has always been present in EMS, it isn’t until recently that coordinated efforts have come forward to inform, organize and delineate actionable plans and steps to reduce preventable harm at the organizational level.
The EMS Patient Safety Boot Camp is a great way to get started, or to improve your current patient safety journey. An opportunity in beautiful, cool Denver is waiting for you!