MedEvac Foundation is committed to providing information on topics important to the air medical and critical care transport community, such as safety. Please use the links below to gain knowledge about the community.
Annotated Bibliography of Safety Literature
To mitigate risk, define root causes, and improve patient safety in the
transport medicine setting, it is necessary to understand the relevant medical
and non-medical literature related to transport safety. Formated in an excel
spreadsheet, the annotated bibliography will serve as a key resource and
reference repository for everyone in the transport medicine community.
The document contains a thorough and extensive review of the safety
literature related to the following domains:
- Ground critical care ambulance transport
- Helicopter medical transport
- Fixed wing medical transport
- Human factor errors associated with medical transport
- Medical errors and complications associated with medical transport
- Safety culture and safety management systems
The literature review contains results and conclusions for 167 medical
transport safety research studies. A link to the abstract and/or the full
article are included.
Click here for the Annotated Bibliography of Safety
Click here for the background information on the research
Vision Zero Tool Box, powered by American Eurocopter, is a free exchange of safety tools in a web based central repository.
Safey Day Handbook
The Critical Care Transport Collaborative Outcomes Research Effort (CCT CORE) is a multicenter research group, assembled to advance the science of air and ground CCT. The group is led by an open-membership Steering Committee.
CCT CORE and all studies highlighted in the website were funded by research grants from MedEvac Foundation:
- Airway Study
- TREAT Fx Study
- Adverse Event Taxonomy
- EMS Safety Attitudes Questionaire Study
Air Medical Services: Critical Component of Modern Healthcare Systems
Public Education Paper
Air Medicine: Accessing the Future of Health Care
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