Provider Wellness And Safety

Man is declared dead but still alive

The Omaha Fire Department is reviewing procedures that paramedics followed Sunday when they declared an Omaha man dead who was found to be alive less than two hours later.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Fielding more calls, city EMTs often attacked, injured

Last year, 28 percent of the 193 injuries suffered by city EMTs were the result of violence, a figure that has held constant over the past five years, according to Boston Emergency Medical Services.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving. Remember, emergency response privileges granted by motor vehicle laws are just that 'Privileges'. The general driving public does not know what your intentions are, let alone what they should do when approached by a light and siren response. Always Exercise Caution!

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Avoid back injuries

Avoid back injuries. When using manual lifting devices, assure the weight being lifted is within the means of your crew, maintain proper posture and lift with your legs.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving. Remember, emergency response privileges granted by motor vehicle laws are just that 'Privileges'. The general driving public does not know what your intentions are, let alone what they should do when approached by a light and siren response. Always Exercise Caution!

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception!

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception! An emergency incident is not your emergency. You have been called to mitigate someone else's unfortunate event. Assure the safety of you, your crew and the public prior to focusing on the incident.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Avoid back injuries

Avoid back injuries. When using manual lifting devices, assure the weight being lifted is within the means of your crew, maintain proper posture and lift with your legs.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception!

Safety is Priority One - NO Exception! An emergency incident is not your emergency. You have been called to mitigate someone else's unfortunate event. Assure the safety of you, your crew and the public prior to focusing on the incident.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Skating on Thin Ice

Philadelphia Fire Department Paramedic Ken Lee was playing goalie during an ice hockey game on June 9, 2004 when an opposing player collided into him, causing him to lose his balance and fall on the ice hard enough to leave a mark on his mask. Within hours, Lee was in the critical care unit (CCU) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) -- attached to a machine to assist his heart and on the list to receive a transplant.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007


 

 

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