Primary Goal

To describe the incidence and preventability of safety events in pre-hospital care for children.


To gain a better understanding of safety issues in EMS in order to facilitate the development of national guidelines and standards of care and to advance training and systems improvement interventions to reduce error and improve the overall quality of health care out comes for children.

EMSC Five Study AIMS
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Our project is a five-year grant funded by the National Institutes of Health.



NICHD: 5R01HD062478

To Err Is Human

To Err is Human

"Health care is a decade or more behind other high risk industries in its attention to ensuring basic safety."