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Is CAMTS Meeting Its Mission to Improve Patient Care and Safety in the Medical Transport Environment?

      The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) board of directors met in San Diego January 18 to 20, 2008, to work on short- and long-term projects and receive education on Just Culture. Dr. John Overton, one of the ad hoc board members, set the tone for the 3-day meeting by providing an overview of Just Culture. “Just Culture Training for Managers,” created by Scott Griffith and David Marx after a decade of research and development, emphasizes how we judge and allocate responsibility between the individual and the system in which he operates, how we view human errors and adverse events, and how we measure outcomes through specific tools and principles. The board felt that many of these principles apply to the process and decisions of accreditation.
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