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Bullying in EMS – Make the Workplace as Safe as the Scene

Bullying is more than a kid problem. It continues through all levels of education and into the workplace. We recently concluded a two part series about bullying on the EMSEduCast podcast: Episode 88: Bullying and EMS Education Part 1 Episode 89: Bullying and EMS Education Part 2 From EMS1.com: Australian Medic Says Staff Bullied Him […]

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NAEMT Safety Course: Pinellas County Florida October 27

For the last six months I have been assisting a NAEMT expert committee on the development of a new 1 day course focused on EMS practitioner safety. My role has been to assist in the production of instructional materials for the content developed by an outstanding group of subject matter experts. Beta Testing The Safety […]

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EMS Week 2010: a Time to Think About Safety

This is a guest post by EMS Safety Expert Jim Love. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. EMS Week is a time to celebrate. It is also a time to think about safety. I began my career in EMS before the first EMS week.¬† I remember the […]

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Street Sense: Medical Author Chat with Kate Dernocoeur

Author and former paramedic and EMS Educator Kate Dernocoeur is the guest on this episode of the Medical Author Chat (click this link for the audio file¬†katedernoceurinterview). Kate wrote the classic EMS textbook “Streetsense: Communication, Safety, and Control“. Kate was a paramedic on “the ground floor of the industry.” When her career began medics were […]

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Workplace Safety Lessons from Industrial First Responders (#31daysofCE)

This week I taught a medical first responder refresher course to a group of industrial first responders. It was a great group of people. I was impressed with their knowledge, interest, experience, and motivation to provide for the emergency medical needs of their co-workers. Many of the students in the class had more than 20+ […]

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EMTs Take a Time-out For Safety

Today’s Everyday EMS Tips column at EMS1.com 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 EMS1.com to read […]

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National Safety Month Resources and Tips

June is National Safety Month. Find materials to promote on-the-job and off-the-job safety from the National Safety Council. The themes for National Safety Month are: Teen Driving Fall Prevention Over Exertion Distracted Driver Everyday EMS Tips for promoting safety include:

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Electrical Hazards – Workplace Safety Tips

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, “Over the last 10 years, more than 46,000 workers were injured from on-the-job electrical hazards. These types of injuries are not isolated to any one industry or one field of work. It could happen to anyone when they least expect it.” Electrical injuries including electrical burns and electrical […]