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Call For Authors: EMPSF Forum. We are seeking authors for our quarterly electronic newsletter.

Author Guidelines
The Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation publishes a quarterly electronic newsletter called the EMPSF Forum. A hard copy of the Forum is printed in the fall and is distributed at the ACEP Scientific Assembly and other conferences including the EMPSF Annual Patient Safety Summit. EMPSF is looking for authors to write articles of interest to emergency department practitioners, nurses, emergency medical services, pharmacists and others in the area of patient safety in emergency care.
Areas of particular interest include, see added topics below:
  • Handoffs
  • Boarding
  • overcrowding
  • patient flow
  • Medication safety
  • Communication
  • Workplace violence,
  • Disruptive behavior,
  • Fatigue,
  • Teamwork,
  • Equipment issues and safe design,
  • Human factor engineering
  • Falls
  • MRI safety
  • Safety of culture
  • Safe injection practices
  • Radiology reports
  • Behavioral health patients boarded in the ED
  • Preventing unnecessary readmissions and visits to the ED
  • Discharge instructions and other safe practices
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Telemedicine
  • Summary of information in the area of patient safety, legal, or risk that would be of interest to emergency department staff including ED nurses and physicians.
To be accepted articles must:
  • have proper permission if submitting as a reprint
  • be technically accurate
  • be based on evidenced based research
  • adhere to the American Medical Association style guidelines
  • summarize important events, guidelines, toolkits, or standards of care of interest to emergency department staff
Articles should be double spaced, excluding references, charts, and figures. There is no guarantee that all submissions will be published. EMPSF reserves the right to select articles that best fit with their mission and vision. All articles are subject to editing. Articles are copyrighted by EMPSF. Submissions can be made to the following:
Sue Dill Calloway
Chief Learning Officer
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