Kip Teitsort is a veteran paramedic, police officer and martial artist with more than two decades of street experience. He is the founder of DT4EMS and the Escaping Violent Encounters courses for EMS and Fire personnel. Kip is a recognized subject matter expert regarding the training of staff in dealing with on-the-job violence. View the EMS1 original video series, Escaping Violent Encounters, presented by Kip.
You can reach Kip via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full list of Kip Teitsort results
4 ways to prepare EMTs for violent patients–
If you’re attacked on the job, be mentally prepared, physically ready, press savvy, and able to justify your actions in court
How role-playing can help EMS prepare for assaults–
Acting out your responses to a violent encounter can help stop you from freezing up, and better prepare you for many different scenarios
Why medics must press charges for assault–
Regardless of the sentence, pressing charges raises awareness in the eyes of the media, police officers and the judicial system, and justice on some level is usually served
Custody or care: What is the role of EMS?–
Train your staff on reasonable use of force to avoid legal and moral problems
Being assaulted is not part of the job–
To change the safety culture within EMS, we must address the difference between a patient and an attacker