Self-reporting is an important part of paramedic practice. It equates to professionalism by taking responsibility for one’s own practice and is a form of education through self-remediation. The Base Hospital strives to improve not only individual paramedic performance but also system performance through the clinical audit, self-reports, case review, feedback and educational processes. All processes are linked in order to reach a common goal – to improve patient outcomes.
Self-reports may include, but are not limited to, medical directive variances, documentation omissions, patch failures or omissions, scene time delays, or any challenges a paramedic may encounter while on a call.
Self-reports shall be entered online in the Paramedic Self Report Portal. In the event of a login error, the reports can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure they are received, documented and followed up in a timely manner.
Information in your self-report shall contain:
- Paramedic Service
- Paramedic Name
- Paramedic EHS Number
- Call Date
- Run Number and Vehicle Number
- Call Location
- A Brief Description of the Occurrence being Reported
- Contact Information
You can expect a confirmation acknowledging your self-report has been received. Additionally, there will be some indication of its status: self-remediation evident and closed or whether it has been redirected to the service-specific Paramedic Practice Manager for further review. Any request for call-back will be done by your Paramedic Practice Manager.