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EMTs Take a Time-out For Safety

Today’s Everyday EMS Tips column at was inspired by Fire/EMS Health, Survival, and Safety Week. In the column I discuss how surgeons take a “time-out for safety” before starting a procedure. Fire and EMS personnel should design and follow similar safety time-outs before activities like extrication, RSI, and code-3 driving.

Visit to read the full column, Take a Time-out for Safety.

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.