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 EMS1.com to read the full column of Everyday EMS Tips for Eye Safety During Emergency Response.