A Military Aviation model for Patient Safety?

Originally posted on Auckland HEMS:
In the September 2013 edition of the British Medical Journal, Robyn Clay-Williams has published a thought provoking article on the modelling of clinical risk management on civil aviation practices, and questions whether a military aviation model may be more prudent when assessing and managing risk in the healthcare environment.  The…


Human factors in aviation errors – The Dirty Dozen

Originally posted on Auckland HEMS:
Following a spate of aviation accidents in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Transport Canada and the aviation industry came up with the aviation ‘Dirty Dozen’ – human factors in aviation maintenance that commonly lead to errors. Consider these in the context of your prehospital or emergency service: . (thanks to Tim…