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Uncooperative Patient vs. Aggressive Attacker

Uncooperative Patient vs. Aggressive Attacker

Defining the difference

© 2009 Kip Teitsort

With the high numbers of EMS providers assaulted on the job by what so many refer to as “patients” I would like to help clarify the difference between a patient and an attacker. In order to better prepare for scene safety “tactics” and Good Customer Service the EMS Provider must have a clear separation between a combative/uncooperative patient who is confused due to a true… Continue

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 10:59pm

How safe is your scene?

How safe is your scene?

These are just a few reports from the news. At what point did these EMS providers have an opportunity to check for scene safety?

With the NAEMT releasing a study of 52% of injuries in EMS coming from assault…… it’s obvious EMS providers are assaulted on scenes they thought were safe. According to Dr. Brian McGuire EMS providers are 30 times more likely to be injured on the job from ASSAULTS than most other proffesions.

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Posted on November 4, 2009 at 12:27pm

What DT4EMS Defensive Tactics for EMS is........really.

Dear EMS Professional,

Have you or your staff ever been threatened, yelled at or physically assaulted by a patient, upset family member or bystander?

Did you know, according to several studies, injuries from assaults are the number one cause for lost work hours in EMS?

Have you ever been concerned about the response you or your provider would use in these particularly stressful incidents?

Most EMS providers can answer yes to at least one of… Continue

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 4:16pm

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 12:34pm on November 3, 2009, Anthony Helms said…
Welcome to you, sir. We are glad to have both you personally and your professional expertise here with us. Thanks for signing up!
At 11:04pm on November 3, 2009, Steve said…
Welcome aboard. Your tactics and courses look very interesting. Do you have any classes coming to Georgia any time soon?
At 10:29pm on November 29, 2009, Anthony Helms said…
Hey, Kip. You're looking for the other Jay on here. Jay Gazaway
At 1:37pm on December 19, 2009, Anthony Helms said…
Eveything's going great, sir. Just got in from Tampa with alot of great info. Lookin' forward to seeing ya next month!

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