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Eye Safety Tips for EMTs

Nearly 2,000 eye injuries occur every day in the United States. EMS providers and other emergency responders are at risk of eye contamination or injury from:

  • blood and other body fluids
  • fine and large particulates
  • splashes from liquid medications and other chemicals
  • other forms of blunt or penetrating trauma

According to NIOSH, even minor eye injuries can lead to lifelong vision problems. Visit to read the full column of Everyday EMS Tips for Eye Safety During Emergency Response.

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.