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Emergencies with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind People

Video on how to respond to emergencies with deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind people is available for viewing from the Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN).

Some of the tips in the video include:

  • get the patient’s attention
  • use patient’s preferred communication method
  • use gestures
  • write messages on a paper or board
  • use a picture board
  • Watch the full video below or browse to EMT training video to learn more. This video was produced by CEPIN.

    Find more information on this video at CEPIN

    By Greg Friese

    Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

    Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.