Emergency Medical Services Agenda 2050. How do see the future of EMS?
The EMS Agenda 2050 “Envision the Future” Straw Man document has been released to the public for comments to guide the future direction of EMS. The document is a comprehensive and robust body of work with a wide range of topics, all of which are important to the EMS profession.
The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) was founded in 2005 and shortly thereafter began working with EMS. Over the years we have worked to raise awareness and offer creative solutions around patient safety.
Since our work at CPS is a specialized area of healthcare we are excited to see that the Technical Expert Panel has included a section on patient safety in the Straw Man document. The document doesn’t merely mention the importance of patient safety but includes 9 areas that focus on the topic of patient safety and developing a culture of safety. In addition, the areas listed offer innovative and actionable steps for EMS leaders to implement for the reduction of preventable harm.
Today, we see an opportunity to create action and change in the EMS profession regarding patient safety. Please join us in reading the Straw Man document and then comment on it to let your voice be heard. CPS will be advocating for the steps listed in the document and welcome your insights on this valuable document-with your input we can effectively address the issues surrounding patient safety.
To learn more about EMS Agenda 2050 and read the Straw Man document use this link.