Teamwork. University of Miami uses competition to sharpen EMS team performance

JEMS. 2001 Dec;26(12):44-51.


Many argue that experience is the best teacher. However, it's often dangerous for the patient and impractical for an EMS system to assess prehospital providers in their actual working environment. Simulated scenario competition fosters clearer thinking and translates into more effective action and enhanced patient outcomes during true emergencies.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Competitive Behavior*
  • Education, Continuing
  • Emergency Medical Services / standards
  • Emergency Medical Technicians / standards*
  • Florida
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Team / standards*
  • Planning Techniques
  • Task Performance and Analysis*