It used to be a standing joke that whenever any government agency showed up at your door to inspect, evaluate, or assist, they would always say that they were “here to help.” Most of us being inspected took that statement with a serious grain of salt. Surely there were important discoveries during those visits, particularly finding maintenance gremlins in the inspection process, but far too many were either superficial or conducted by well-meaning inspectors with little or no insight into our issues and, more significantly, little experience in actual emergency medical services (EMS) operations, challenges, and risks. Most of these visits did little to help us streamline operations, improve safety, or add to maintenance efficiency. These visits were rarely perceived by operators as real help and seemed even more baffling to hospitals or programs.
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