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The man jumped to the front seat, grabbed the gear shift and put his hand on the gas pedal; the driver was able to stop the ambulance ...
All 90 full and part time employees will take the course, which teaches responders how to handle situations with violent patients ...
The patient voluntarily entered the ambulance, but began fighting with providers, showed signs of distress and died as CPR was administered during transport ...
EMS providers were dispatched to reports of a man not feeling well and lying on the ground; the patient attacked as they approached ...
A medic shoved him out of the ambulance and firefighters wrested him to the ground ...
Police used a Taser to subdue the man, who kicked a medic in the head and punched and bit officers ...
The female paramedic maintained her professionalism and was physically unharmed despite having to stop the ambulance twice due to the patient’s behavior ...
The man kicked and screamed in the back of a patrol car, so EMS was called out to evaluate him ...
Firefighters tackled the nearly naked man and police used a Taser to stun him; he was hospitalized in critical condition ...
The driver of a crashed truck, who has mixed-martial arts training, was arrested after assaulting emergency responders ...
He kicked a man unconscious who was repeatedly stabbing another man on the street; he then restrained the attacker until police arrived ...
The county EMS service uses situational awareness training and self-defense stances to help providers react to a violent situation ...
He is in stable condition after being punched by a patient, falling backward and hitting his head ...
He hurried to de-escalate the situation and talked to agitated man until police arrived ...
Crews were retrieving a 92-year-old man with chest pain, and returned to find him and a girl kissing on a stretcher ...
He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is working with detectives investigating the attack ...
He tried to hit a female paramedic in the face but missed and hit her arm after his vehicle got stuck on a levee ...
The physical injuries have healed, but the emotional pain of being attacked by a patient impacts a Maine paramedic every day ...
At one point he said he was going to kill the medic, swung at him, and kicked him ...
Guest Kip Tietsort explores the importance of training EMS providers to use critical thinking skills to handle a violent patient situation ...