Emergency Medicine Events Register (EMER)

The Emergency Medicine Events Register (EMER) is an adverse event and near-miss incident reporting system that is peer-led, online, anonymous and confidential. It is a means of supporting improvement in safety and quality in emergency medicine by understanding of contributing factors and how the risk of harm to patients can be minimised or prevented.

Piloted in 2012-13, the register is now open for all emergency medicine practitioners to use. The EMER is supported by ACEM and managed by the Australian Patient Safety Foundation (APSF).

The College encourages members to enter incidents to the database. CPD points can be claimed for reports submitted. Incidents will be analysed by APSF and regular feedback reports will be available to members.

Click here to report an incident.

More detailed information about EMER is available through the links below:

   •   Aims of the EMER
   •   Key Principles
   •   Qualified Privilege


   •   Summary report on EMER pilot study