Welcome to the EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (E.V.E.N.T.)!
E.V.E.N.T. is a program of the Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Research in EMS (CLIR) with sponsorship provided by the North Central EMS Institute (NCEMSI), the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC), the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO).
E.V.E.N.T. is a tool designed to improve the safety, quality and consistent delivery of all Emergency Medical Services (EMS) by ground, air and water ambulance services operating in all delivery models. It collects data submitted anonymously by EMS practitioners. The data collected will be used to develop policies, procedures and training programs to improve the safe delivery of EMS. A similar system used by airline pilots has led to important airline system improvements based upon pilot reported "near miss" situations and errors.
Any individual who encounters or recognizes a situation in which an EMS safety event occurred, or could have occurred, is strongly encouraged to submit a report by completing the appropriate E.V.E.N.T. Notification Tool. The confidentiality and anonymity of this reporting tool is designed to encourage EMS practitioners to readily report EMS safety events without fear of repercussion.
We post all reported patient safety events and aggregate reports to our Google Group. If you would like to be added to the Google Group, send an email to [email protected] with your name and EMS agency or affiliation. We'll add you to the group within 2 business days.