EMS Street Survival
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IAFC issues Survival Alert due to fire, EMS personnel injuries, deaths– 1
The alert encourages personnel to postpone non-emergency tasks and focus on safety and survival training, as well as the loss of fellow first responders
How to safely position yourself around patients–
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Approach a situation and position yourself smartly to improve clinical care, your relationship with the patient and safety
Training Day: CPAP early, CPAP often–
Bound Tree Medical
CPAP should be used as a noninvasive positive pressure ventilation tool early on in a treatment regimen for respiratory distress
Common tricks for concealing weapons–
Be aware of tricks like a switch blade on a belt buckle, mace disguised as a pen in a front pocket or a knife concealed in a tube of lipstick.
What to look for during a weapon search–
How to position your hands during a search, maintain a verbal clinical assessment, and maintain a poker face if you do find a weapon
How to measure your awareness level–
Awareness makes up 90 percent of your ability to defend yourself; this system helps providers track their level of alertness.
Dealing with excited delirium–
How to approach people with excited delirium, and recognize behaviors that indicate upcoming violence.
How to handle emotionally disturbed patients–
Whether emotional disturbances are long term, chemical, situational or medical, it's important to give a detailed report to hospital personnel.
Situational awareness tips to increase scene safety–
Standing to the side of a door, recognizing where weapons may be located in homes and cars and staying alert can often save your life and the lives of others.
Things scene coordinators see that keep responders safe–
With an overview of the scene, they're positioned to see the big picture and can often identify threats before they become obvious to others involved.
How to control your 'inner idiot'–
It’s easy to overreact to certain situations, but here are ways to keep your body language, words and emotions in check
How a violent person’s brain responds to listening–
A lesson in neuropsychology explains ways to dial down a violent person’s emotions, and why saying ‘calm down’ never works
How EMTs can control violent situations with a clear head–
Awareness of your own physical abilities and emotional reactions can stop tense situations from spiraling out of control.
Tips for predicting scene safety–
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From how to positon yourself when taking a pulse, to searching patients before handing them over to police, here are ways to increase safety for everyone on the scene.