One of the greatest FOAMEd projects I have ever seen come to fruition, please thank Dr Nicholas Chrimes and Martin Bromiley for their tireless endeavours into human factors and improving patient safety.
Check out Nick’s education site here for more information on this video recreation.
Originally posted on Auckland HEMS:
In June of this year our Canadian HEMS Fellow Dr. Robert Gooch shared one of our emergency checklists with the Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine (PHARM) community. Thank you to those of you who provided feedback on this initiative. We continue to draw inspiration from the work of Dr. Atul Gawande. http://atulgawande.com/
Now, in the spirit of Free Open Access Medicine, we are keen to share our complete Auckland HEMS Checklist Reference Manual with the PHARM community. At the start of September we made this manual operational within our service.
Innovation is one element of success; implementation is another core element. http://www.sjtrem.com/content/19/1/53/abstract This article emphasizes the importance of end-users ‘the sharp end’ being involved throughout the checklist development process. We are fortunate to have input into this checklist from our pilots, crewmen, paramedics and doctors. Even our CEO (who is also a pilot) has shared his experience.
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Artwork by Dr Natasha Burley-Pirie!
Well done on a great entry by UCAIRCARE/TAMINGTHESRU folks, Dr Jeff Hill and Dr Mike Steurwald!
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