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The patient was charged with reckless conduct for attacking the EMT ...
Prepare for behavioral emergencies by understanding pathophysiology, personal protection, patient handling and restraint techniques and the importance of documentation ...
Officials believe carrying a weapon would allow EMS providers to protect themselves on the job ...
The patient became combative as paramedics and firefighters tried to put him on a stretcher ...
The state of Queensland is planning a campaign to raise awareness about assaults on paramedics ...
In two separate incidents in recent days paramedics on duty were robbed at gunpoint ...
Being assaulted may be part of the job for EMS providers, but it must not be tolerated or condoned by employers, leaders and peers ...
Follow these methods to facilitate a safe contact with a patient experiencing hallucinations, suicidal ideations or acting violently ...
The slash-resistant combat shirt by PPSS offers protection around the arm, torso and neck area ...
Little Rock Metropolitan EMS was already planning on the purchase but the shooting death of a firefighter last week at a medical call accelerated the purchase ...
Researchers found that assault-related injuries are often not reported, not acknowledged by officials and internalized as a "part of the job" ...
The shooting of a firefighter responding to an EMS call prompted officials to purchase vests ...
Would arming EMTs and paramedics actually protect them? ...
The paramedic was treating an alleged stroke patient in the back of an ambulance; he remains in serious condition ...
Jason Adams, 29, was responding to a patient with a seizure; officials said he may have been mistaken as an intruder by the patient. (Facebook photo) ...
An incident involving a hostage situation where a man held firefighters at gunpoint and the San Bernardino attack caused the chief to take notice ...
Chief Eric Tade was stabbed in his hand and has a superficial injury to his right leg; a woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing ...
EMS agencies everywhere can continue learning from and apply the lessons learned during events in Ferguson, Missouri ...
The bill says EMS providers face the possibility of being physically harmed or stalked because of the nature of their jobs ...
Paramedic chiefs and EMS leaders need to answer these questions before purchasing body armor for their medics ...