Development of a Trigger Tool to Identify Adverse Events and Harm in Emergency Medical Services

Howard IL, Bowen JM, Al Shaikh LAH, Mate KS, Owen RC, Williams DM. Development of a trigger tool to identify adverse events and harm in Emergency Medical Services. Emergency Medicine Journal. Published Online First: February 2, 2017.

This article describes the development and implementation of the Emergency Medical Services Trigger Tool (EMSTT), a sampling strategy similar to the Global Trigger Tool with EMS-specific triggers, to identify and measure adverse events and harm over time, and monitor the success of improvement initiatives, in the Emergency Medical Services setting.

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