The safety of our team members, patients and colleagues is of primary importance. The prevention of accidents and injuries always comes first.
All HealthTeam Critical Care Transport team members receive extensive safety training including the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians EMS Safety Course and the United States Department of Transportation Emergency Vehicle Operators Course.
Safety Department Leadership
Our Safety Department’s Director and Safety Officer both hold a master’s degree in safety and have earned their Medical Transportation Safety Professional certification.
Utilizing the Safety Management System provides a structured approach to safety using the four pillars of safety policy, risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion. The success of the program is the top-down, bottom-up approach that involves the crew’s interaction with management to make recommendations and approve safety across our fleet.
HealthTeam Critical Care Transport functions under a Just Culture model which promotes an atmosphere where the employee and organization learn from their mistakes rather than focusing the blame on the individual. Organizational response to unsafe acts or errors considers the origin of the error and circumstances under which it was committed. A Just Culture creates an atmosphere of trust, encouraging and rewarding people for providing essential safety-related information. It is also explicit about what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable behavior.