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Adaptive Capacity: 5 Lessons In High Reliability Leadership—from Fire Ground Incident Command for Healthcare, Business & Industry

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What is adaptive capacity? I will explore the idea of capacity in a system and explain how fire service incident command builds adaptive capacity, and how this can be translated into leadership principles.

Paramedic: What's in a name anyways?

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[As published in EMS Director Magazine 2019Q4, The official…

Leadership Perspective: Second Victims in Hamilton Murder Case, Paramedic Actions Questioned

Every person has ingrained bias’ based on their knowledge and experiences that lead to a varied perspective. No person can see the same incident, event or conversation through the same lens as another.

Just Culture: The Problem with Retributive Justice

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Building a just culture organisation is dependent on many factors. You can not just will your organisation to be fair and just. Building a just culture is built through painstakingly living your mission and values day in and day out.

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.