Crew Resource Management

Organization: Emergency Services Education

Created by: Shane Driver NRP, FP-C, CCEMTP


How can you effectively use all resources?  The answer is by maximizing your Crew Resource Management, provided actually you view you and your crew as a resource.  Imagine providing a pathway that leads to better teamwork, newly acquired communication and problem solving skills, an operating philosophy that promotes team member input while preserving legal authority, and a proactive approach to accident prevention.  In this introduction we would like to open the door for you to learn more.


1.0 CME ADPH/OEMST 19-R1-0317, 18-R1-9100, 19-R1-9100, 20-R1-9100, 21-R1-9100, 22-R1-9100, 23-R1-9100, 24-R1-9100

  • Define Crew Resource Management
  • Explain the benefits of CRM to EMS
  • State the guiding principles of CRM and briefly explain each
  • Explain the concept of communication in the team environment using advocacy/inquiry or appreciative inquiry
  • State characteristics of effective team leaders
  • State characteristics of effective team members
  • Explain how the use of CRM can reduce error in patient care

Download Sample CRM Online sample.pdf ~ (756.41 kb)

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