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EMS Reference and Other Resources to Foster an EMS Culture of Safety

Jan 26, 2016

EMS Reference, a comprehensive website of crowd-sourced and peer-reviewed content, offers evidence-based safety information for the EMS community. Its goal is to inform EMS practitioners and help foster an EMS culture of safety. Members of NAEMT’s EMS Safety Committee will collaborate with EMS professionals, authors and reviewers, to ensure the content reflects the highest standards available in EMS safety. The EMS Reference website is free and will be updated as new information and resources become available.

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“Cases with a Twist” is a new column published by EMS World and will highlight a series of critical procedures and check lists offered by EMS Reference.

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Another excellent resource to improve the safety, quality and consistent delivery of EMSE.V.E.N.T. is the E.V.E.N.T. reporting system. E.V.E.N.T. collects data submitted anonymously by EMS practitioners to use in the development of policies, procedures and training programs to improve the safe delivery of EMS. E.V.E.N.T. site partners receive aggregated reports on patient safety, near misses and violence against practitioners each quarter, plus an annual summary. If your local association or agency is not yet a site partner, contact NAEMT Executive Director Pam Lane ( and ask to be included.

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Violence against EMS practitioners and EMS injuries in the workplace are a daily EMS Safetyoccurrence. These risks can be significantly lowered when an EMS culture of safety is adopted and embraced.  NAEMT has just released the EMS Safety 2nd Edition Course, which covers critical topics such as crew resource management, safe emergency vehicle operations, patient handling, and responder resilience. We also offer an array of EMS health and safety resources to serve as a quick reference for EMS practitioners.

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