Qualitative Research - Readers Companion Worksheet

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As part of my desire and goals to enhance research literacy…

Quantitative Research - Readers Companion Worksheet

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As part of my desire and goals to enhance research literacy…

Ergonomic design of new paramedic response bags

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Studies have shown that adverse events in paramedic services occur at a rate that is similar to that of other patient care areas. For example, Vilke et al. (2007) found that 9.1% of pre-hospital treatments by paramedics involved medication errors that had the potential to be harmful. Yet another often overlooked safety concern is that the paramedics themselves are at high risk for both acute and chronic injuries, to the back, neck, arm and wrist (Maguire et al., 2005; Maguire and Smith, 2013).

Artificial Intelligence and EMS

knowledge is gained by capturing data, and that the insights gained could give us powerful information and make us more efficient.

An Introduction to Human Factors & Ergonomics in Paramedicine

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Our service underwent what we called a cultural transformation through collaboration. We developed our mission, vision and values as well as a set of guiding principles in collaboration with our front-line staff. We all promised to live by and make decisions based on these values and guiding principles which included caring for the health and safety of our staff, ensuring patient safety, having an inclusive and empowering leadership style, and being innovative in how we implement change.