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Monday, October 29 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
EMS Patient Safety Boot Camp

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Reducing preventable harm to patients is comprised of theories, concepts and actionable steps. Furthermore, reducing preventable harm is not a race but rather a journey as it requires a plan to reach a destination of safer care.  The EMS Patient Safety Boot Camp is designed to support leaders in developing their patient safety plan or enhancing their current plan.

The Boot Camp is an EMS specific, hands‐on workshop that educates attendees on patient safety foundations and theories.

The program builds the framework of understanding patient safety concluding with the development of a customized patient safety plan for attendees.

The program is designed to develop internal patient safety champions or support the development of a patient safety specialist as well as any EMS leader, educators and medical director who desires reducing preventable harm.

Presentations are in TED talk type of fashion which are followed by facilitated small group workouts that are completed in the workbook.   An electronic version of the workbook is also given to each attendee that has 22 patient safety tools and resources.

The workbook offers a template of the patient safety plan which is completed during the day and guided by a prioritization matrix for next steps.

Read more of Lee Varner's work on EMS World's website: What is Your Patient Safety Culture?

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer McCarthy, MAS, NRP, CHSE

Jennifer McCarthy, MAS, NRP, CHSE

President/Founder, 579 Solutions
Jennifer McCarthy MAS, NRP, CHSE serves as the President and founder of 579 Solutions, a simulation and education consulting company. She also is the founding member, Associate Professor and Director of the Paramedic Science Program at Bergen Community College in Lyndhurst, NJ. She... Read More →
avatar for Eunice Halverson, MS, CPPS

Eunice Halverson, MS, CPPS

Patient Safety Specialist, Center for Patient Safety
Eunice Halverson maintains a passion for improving patient safety. As such, in her role as Patient Safety Specialist for the Center, she enthusiastically assists organizations with education, data analysis, and sharing trends and practices to improve patient safety across the continuum... Read More →
avatar for Lee Varner, MS, EMS, CPPS, EMT-P

Lee Varner, MS, EMS, CPPS, EMT-P

Patient Safety Director for EMS Services, Center for Patient Safety
Lee is the Patient Safety Director for EMS Services at the Center for Patient Safety. Lee is a certified Just Culture Trainer and a Certified Professional in Patient Safety. Lee is also a founding member of the National EMS Safety Council and an active member of the NAEMT.
avatar for James Woodson, MD, FACEP

James Woodson, MD, FACEP

Founder, Pulsara
James Woodson, MD, FACEP, is a Board-Certified Emergency Physician whose passion is to serve. He is Founder of Pulsara and the Alpine Compassion Clinic, which provides free preventative care to those in need in the East Texas Community. After completing his Emergency Medicine specialty... Read More →
avatar for Peter Antevy, MD

Peter Antevy, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, EMS Medical Director, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Peter Antevy, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida and the founder of Pediatric Emergency Standards Inc.  He serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and American Ambulance... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 201A