EMS Sterile Cockpit

Dr. Tom Lewis and Matt Benzen of Life Line discuss the concept of “sterile cockpit” and how it applies to EMS and ground operations. The “sterile cockpit” is from the aviation world where all focus is on the safe operation of the aircraft at all critical times of flight. This does not have anything to do with the germ filled environment we operate, but the concept of intense focus on our mission at hand. The mission of patient care and the safe operation of our vehicle for transport. The idle chit chat needs to stop when the call is dropped and our focus is on the mission. We are committed to the “sterile cockpit” approach for the care of our patients, the safety of ourselves and the safety of our community.