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EMS supervisor attacked during medical aid call in South Boston–
Donna Taylor, 37, was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges that she struck the first responder multiple times and resisted arrest
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
10 things you need to know about hypovolemic shock to save lives–
The effects of shock due to major blood loss rapidly become irreversible, so quick identification and intervention are critical
Escaping Violent Encounters: Look for cover and concealment on every call–
Watch these potentially life-saving tips on cover (protection) and concealment (hiding) from Kip Teitsort, founder of DT4EMS. After watching practice identifying cover and concealment opportunities on your next — and every — EMS call.
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Escaping Violent Encounters: Calculating the best defense–
From a verbally aggressive patient to a life-threatening attack, Kip Tietsort goes over assault response guidelines to determine the most appropriate action
Man jumps into N.J. ambulance to evade gunman–
With an armed gunman in pursuit after an attempted mugging, the man stopped a passing ambulance and escaped inside
Escaping Violent Encounters: How to cover and conceal yourself–
From taking cover behind your unit's engine block, to standing to the side of a door when entering a home, this knowledge is as important as any physical skill to keep you safe
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
Escaping Violent Encounters: Fight or flight — don't freeze!–
You can have all the physical skills on the planet, but if you're not mentally prepared and have a survival mindset, you're going to freeze
Escaping violent encounters: Blocking a blow to the head–
EMS1 columnist Kip Teitsort demonstrates how to escape a punch to the side of the head using a defensive move to check the attack
Escaping Violent Encounters: What one simple technique can keep you safe?–
EMS1 Columnist Kip Teitsort explains the one defensive move that's effective against everything from punches and pushes, to hair grabs and choke holds.
Escaping Violent Encounters: Where you stand could save your life–
EMS1 columnist Kip Teitsort explains how placing your crew in a defensive position called The Assessment L can help manage aggressive patients.
Escaping violent encounters: How to break a 2-handed choke hold–
Using defensive tactics developed specifically for first responders, EMS1 columnist Kip Teitsort demonstrates how to escape from a two-handed choke hold