Survey Analyzes Air Medical Transport Providers Commitment to Safety


 
 

| Friday, December 16, 2011


In 2008, ThinkThroughTools, a Boardman, OH-based Outreach Systems firm, conducted a national AMRM (Air Medical Resource Management) survey to better understand the air medical industry's commitment to safety. Three years later, ThinkThroughTools is asking the same questions to determine what has changed.

"What's most important is to learn more about what happens on a daily basis, 365 days per year, and what evidence exists to verify that AMRM is part of each daily shift briefing—not just a one day per year educational event,” says Rich Obertots, ThinkThroughTools CEO.

Obertots hopes that results from the 2011 National AMRM Survey will help the industry to better understand air medical Safety Management Systems and how they are integrating AMRM as compared to 2008. Some key findings from the 2008 survey include:

  • 80% of respondents indicated that their organizations were not using AMRM training software
  • 69.6% were not engaging in competency testing for AMRM know-how and application
  • 53% did not have a strict policy to include AMRM training as part of each shift briefing
  • 71.8% believed the air medical industry was doing far too little AMRM training
  •  

In its own efforts to assist organizations to implement a better safety plan, ThinkThroughTools introduced 365 Safety AMRM, a cloud-based system, that its clients use to engage in Safety and AMRM lessons and quizzes during each shift briefing 365 days of the year.

"We realized in 2001 that there were huge variances throughout the nation in how air and ground medical transport programs embedded Safety and AMRM into their daily operations,” says Obertots. “The intended outcome of 365 Safety AMRM was to assure that—each day and each shift—time was devoted to safety and AMRM education. Then we developed the cloud-based software so that each day crews would take short lessons and quizzes to electronically verify and document their commitment and knowledge."

To take the 2011 National AMRM Survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/8ZJFGMP. Results will be published on Dec. 21, and can be viewed at www.thinkthroughtools.com/?page_id=133.

About ThinkThroughTools: ThinkThroughTools creates Outreach Systems that Achieve Astonishing Customer Focus | Customer Engagement | Customer Adhesion
 




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Company & People News

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Four Killed in New Mexico Medical Plane Crash

Crash near fairgrounds claims patient and crew of three.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Texas Ambulance Involved in Crash

Odessa ambulance and car collide during response.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Las Vegas Fire, AMR Reach New Deal

Tentative agreement reached over ambulance calls.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Fire Damages Several Homes in California Earthquake

Four homes destroyed and others damaged after quake rattles Napa.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.? Scranton

JEMS Editor-in-Chief visits his hometown of Scranton, Pa.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Over 100 Injured in California Earthquake

172 patients treated at Napa hospital after 6.0-magnitude earthquake.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Numerous Rescues during Arizona Flooding

Severe flooding across the region prompted several rescues.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


More Product Videos >