Thomas Brooke

Day 1 Reflection

One of the biggest things I am coming away from today with is a better understanding of how the NTSB does their post event inspections. It makes sense, but they get to the crash site ASAP, ideally 30min – 24 hours after the event. Interviews are the main focus, and of course this is critical for getting correct and less biased information. The idea of a post event safety inspection happening 1 month after an event now sounds foolish. If you do, there’s no way you can get accurate, un-biased facts, and an honest view of the units culture

Pre Arrival Post – Why I am Attending

While my career in the medical field has not been very long, I have still been directly involved with many patient safety errors. When these have occurred the focus immediately shifted to the individuals that contributed to or made the error. While some outcomes have stimulated professional and productive conversations, others have resulted in blame and shame. The conversation rarely focuses on the role of the larger system. As I was previously taught, every system is perfectly designed to get the result it gets. Instead, the focus should immediately pivot to evaluate the system and how systems can be improved to catch inevitable human errors. I think of the many patients that have been harmed and died which might have been prevented.


The first patient that sticks out in my mind was from my first few months in the medical field as an emergency room technician. Instead of a… Continue reading

AELPS 2022 Dates

- CMF Scholars (Week 1)*: 6/5/22 - 6/9/22
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