EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (EVENT)
"An EMS Culture of Safety Initiative"
Within EMS, very little data exists about many aspects of the profession. In an effort to address this shortfall, NAEMT, in collaboration with the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Research in EMS, has developed an anonymous system for EMS practitioners to report near-miss, line of duty death, and patient safety incidents by answering a series of questions in an online format.
The purpose of the system is to collect and aggregate 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. No individual responses are shared or transmitted to other parties. This reporting system is called the EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (E.V.E.N.T.) and is available at www.emseventreport.org.
The aggregated data collected will be provided to state EMS offices and the appropriate federal agencies with jurisdiction over EMS on a quarterly and annual basis. Timely aggregated reports submitted through a variety of venues will make E.V.E.N.T. a living mechanism for change. It is envisioned that one of the primary end users of this data will be those responsible for the development of EMS policies at the state and federal levels.
The North Dakota EMS Association is a partner for this very important initiative and we encourage all EMS providers and agencies to report all near-miss events, line of duty deaths, and all patient safety incidents in this online reporting tool.
If you have questions regarding the program, please contact the NDEMSA Office or the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Research in EMS at 1.888.603.4426.
To View Quarterly Reports or Report an Incident, click on the links below