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December 1, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear EMS1 Member,

In this newsletter, our columnists encourage intentional safety on scene by being aware of the potential for injury and being purposeful when taking safety measures.

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Stay safe,


Kerri Hatt
Editor-in-Chief, EMS1

 
BEING INTENTIONAL ABOUT SCENE SAFETY
Treating our own: 7 steps to prepare for one of the hardest things we have to do
By Tim Nowak, AAS, BS, NRP, CCEMTP, SPO, MPO, CADS 
Pre-planning and prevention are key to safety and efficiency when your crews are most vulnerable
Never move faster than your ability to make good decisions
By Steve Whitehead 
How I explained response speed to the question “why don’t you run to the patient?” from an EMT student
Why paramedics do not run to treat patients
By EMS1 Community Q&A 
Running makes it harder to keep your cool and operate at peak effectiveness
CRITICAL THINKING
Why we need critical thinking for scene assessments
By Skip Kirkwood 
In the real world it is impossible for a scene to be 100% safe; therefore we must constantly assess risk
4 EMT tips to first do the right things, then do things right
By Steve Whitehead 
Experienced providers should re-evaluate priorities before riding a bad idea into the ground
4 ways to bring order to a chaotic scene
By Kelly Grayson, NRP, CCP 
Approaching every scene with calmness, compassion, command presence and code choreography leads to better patient care
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