Paramedic Chief Digital: How new designs promise to improve patient and provider safety

This issue explores efforts to improve ambulance safety, shining a light both on technological advances and ways to improve driver behavior


Paramedic Chief Digital Edition Winter 2016

There are about 4,500 ambulance-involved collisions each year, and while most result in minor or no injuries, any of them have the potential to injure patients or providers.

This issue of Paramedic Chief explores efforts to improve ambulance safety, shining a light both on technological advances and ways to improve driver behavior within your agency.

Inside the issue, you will find:

  • Why red lights and sirens should be the exception and not the norm
  • Policy, training and behavior changes to reduce ambulance collisions
  • Why ambulances are a ticking time bomb when it comes to safety
  • Infection control and decontamination tips to improve ambulance safety

Read these and more articles inside. You can view the issue as a digital magazine or download as a PDF.

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Paramedic Chief Digital Edition is an EMS1 original publication that focuses on some of the most challenging topics facing paramedic chiefs and EMS service leaders everywhere.

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  2. Ambulances / Emergency Vehicles
  3. Leadership
  4. Paramedic Chief
  5. Patient Handling
  6. Patient Safety
  7. Safety

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