Wash your hands We really mean it, wash your hands Wash your hands more often than you are. Don’t know if you should wash your hands right now? That means you should stop what you are doing right now and wash your hands. Thanks. Keep reading Wash your hands after every patient contact, assessment or […]
1. Influenza is everywhere … protect yourself The flu is widespread in all 50 states, according to the CDC. Protect yourself from influenza: Get the flu shot. Wash your hands before and after patient contact. Give oxygen, when indicated, otherwise have the patient wear a surgical mask. Thoroughly clean ambulance surfaces, including the cot, after […]
Exam gloves are one of the few pieces of equipment that are used on every call. They are essential personal protective equipment to be wearing or have easily accessible. Although these Everyday EMS Tips may seem simplistic I think they are important reminders for new and experienced EMS professionals:
Everyday EMS Tips received a request to share information about the HAI: Not on My Watch campaign and I chose to post this video about Healthcare Acquired Infections from the HAI microsite. The program is sponsored by Kimberly Clark which has plants in one of the areas I work. Regular readers know that I am […]
Every week should be Clean Hands Week, but this week has been designated International Clean Hands Week by the Clean Hands Coalition. This is a group I would like to be part of. I wonder if they start their meetings with a handshake or if they will do high-fives at the end of the week […]
As an EMS provider you should already know and understand the role of handwashing in overall health and wellness. Increase the frequency of handwashing by using these Everyday EMS Tips to make handwashing supplies more available.