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W21C Patient Safety Podcast

This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit and to reach us. Email

Aug 29, 2014

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In this episode Brent Thorkelson, a Registered Paramedic and Senior Staff Development Officer with AHS EMS, joins us to talk about an ambulance design study conducted in collaboration with the W21C and Auto 21.

After listening to this podcast listeners will be able to:

  • List the benefits of pairing research and education in a simulation program
  • Describe how an efficient work environment can enhance patient safety in the ambulance context
  • Comprehend the challenges practitioners face when trying to provide appropriate medical care within the confines of an ambulance compartment
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