Accession Number:

AD1042213

Title:

A Discussion of Patient Safety Programs in the United States Air Force Ground Medical Expeditionary Environment and an Analysis of Potential Solutions for Increasing Their Effectiveness

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Air Combat Command, HQ ACC/SGX Langley Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

This paper provides a discussion of the incorporation of patient safety practices within the United States Air Force ground medical expeditionary environment leading up to the present, some of the complex issues facing patient safety in this environment, what has been done to mitigate these concerns, and recommendations to increase the effectiveness of conducting patient safety in the deployed setting, wherever care may be provided. Specifically, this research focuses on patient safety program resources within the United States Air Force Expeditionary Medical Support EMEDS Unit Type Codes UTCs managed by Headquarters Air Combat Command as the Manpower and Equipment Force Packaging MEFPAK Responsible Agency MRA.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE