Michigan — Targeted Issue

The Michigan EMS Error Reduction Study (MI-PEERS)

Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2020

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Project Overview
This project’s goal is to demonstrate that a drug dosing safety system with integrated continuing educational and evaluative process can reduce the rate of EMS pediatric drug dosing errors. The project will use an internet-based learning system to provide initial and continuing education for EMS participants. An evaluative process using EMS data, medical simulation and a validated culture of safety instrument will allow for a robust analysis of project performance. Goal: Decrease pediatric drug dosing errors through a drug dosing safety system (DDSS).
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
William Fales, MD
  • Co-Principal Investigator
John Hoyle, MD, MPH
  • Principal Investigator


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Impact of a State-Wide EMS Pediatric Dosing Reference on Pediatric Medication Dosing Errors Presentation 2021 NAEMSP Scientific Assembly 2021
Dosing errors made by paramedics during pediatric simulations after implementation of a state-wide pediatric drug dosing Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2020
Analysis of Dosing Errors Made by Paramedics During Simulated Pediatric Patient Scenarios After Implementation of State-Wide Pediatric Drug Dosing Reference Presentation 2018 NAEMSP Scientific Assembly, San Diego, CA 2018