Introduction of a prehospital critical incident monitoring system - pilot project results

Julian Stella, Anna Davis, Paul Andrew Jennings, Bruce Bartley

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Abstract

Hospital medical incident monitoring improves preventable morbidity and mortality rates. Error management systems have been adopted widely in this setting. Data relating to incident monitoring in the prehospital setting is limited. Implementation of an incident monitoring process in a prehospital setting. This is a prospective, descriptive study of the pilot phase of the implementation of an incident monitoring process in a regional prehospital setting, with a focus on trauma care. Paramedics and emergency department staff submitted anonymous incident reports, and a chart review was performed on patients who met major trauma criteria. Selected trauma cases were analyzed by a structured interview/debriefing process to elucidate undocumented incidents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154 - 160
Number of pages7
JournalPrehospital and Disaster Medicine
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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