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Table 2 Number of negative safety outcomes measured by the EMS-SI

From: Burnout and safety outcomes - a cross-sectional nationwide survey of EMS-workers in Germany

Safety outcome measures N(%)
N = 1101
Injury  
 Yes 398 (36,2)
 No 703 (63,9)
Error and adverse events  
 Yes 811 (73,7)
 No 290 (26,3)
Greatest contributing factors
 Did not print and properly interpret a 6 in. EKG strip 357 (44,0)
 Made patient with chest pain ambulate instead of using stretcher 322 (39,7)
 Did not administer necessary treatment for specific condition/malady 257 (31,7)
 Did not establish an IV after two attempts 190 (23,4)
 Did not check glucose level in a patient with altered mental status 135 (16,6)
Safety Comprising Behavior  
 Yes 1094 (99,4)
 No 7 (0,6)
Greatest contributing factors
 Greatly exceeded speed limit while responding lights and sirens 876 (80,0)
 Exceeded speed limit while routinely driving 790 (72,2)
 Did not complete pre-shift check of equipment and medications 760 (69,5)
 Did not restock the ambulance before a call or shift 742 (67,8)
 Overly stressed during a shift 728 (66,5)