Review of Ornge Air Ambulance Transport Related Deaths – Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario – July 2013

Posted on July 25, 2013. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: , |

Review of Ornge Air Ambulance Transport Related Deaths – Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario – July 2013

“It is our privilege to submit this report on the review of deaths in which concerns related to air ambulance transport were identified. The Expert Panel makes 25 recommendations in the areas of:
• Decision Making
• Response Process
• International Transports
• Communication
• Aircraft/Equipment
• Staffing
• Paramedic Training/Education/Certification
• Investigation/Quality Assurance
This Review arises from concerns expressed by Ontarians regarding our air ambulance system, and specifically, whether operational issues related to air transport might have caused or contributed to a fatal outcome in some cases. The motto of the Office of the Chief Coroner is, “We Speak for the Dead to Protect the Living;” therefore, these concerns were reviewed and addressed with the utmost diligence by the Office of the Chief Coroner.”

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