Doctor fatigue and safe work hours

My sisters final tweets were about Doctor fatigue and safe work hours. It is heartbreaking for me to read them. We must keep up our #MH4docs campaign. We must do it for Chloe and also in memory of the many others from this profession who have lost their battles. — Jessica Abbott (@Jess_C_Abbott) January… Continue Reading

Checklists – Part 1

By Damjan Gaco, MD, ARHT HEMS Fellow History The origin story of checklists goes as follows: A pilot in the 1930’s stepped off a newly built bomber and said something along the lines of “that is too much plane for one person to handle”. In an ever more complicated world, those words echo true today… Continue Reading

“There was nowhere to run”

EMS Paramedic beaten in the back of the ambulance. Patient hit him 60 times. "There was nowhere to run." — NYC EMS Website (@NYCEMSwebsite) December 12, 2015 //

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…