EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool Report Released
October 11, 2012
The Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Research in EMS (CLIR), with sponsorship provided by the North Central EMS Institute, the National EMS Management Association, the Emergency Medical Services Chiefs of Canada, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, and the National Association of State EMS Officials, has released the first aggregate report of the anonymous EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (E.V.E.N.T.) for reported patient safety events.
The period covered by this aggregate report is July 2010 through June 2012. Reports are intended to be released quarterly. An aggregate report on EMS Near Miss events will be released soon.
Click here to view the aggregate patient safety event report. Submit an incident to the E.V.E.N.T. system at www.emseventreport.com.
E.V.E.N.T. is an anonymous online reporting system that allows EMS practitioners to report patient safety, near-miss, and line-of-duty death incidents. E.V.E.N.T. is designed to improve the safety, quality, and consistent delivery of EMS through the collection of data that will then be analyzed and used in the development of EMS policies and procedures, and for use in training, educating, and preventing similar events from occurring in the future.