December 3, 2019 | View as webpage
Dear EMS1 Member,

For EMS providers, flu season is never over. Day after day, personnel come into contact with and treat hundreds of patients that present with symptoms from a variety of diseases and ailments that run the gamut from the ordinary to the extreme.

That's why it's important to stay vigilant when it comes to cleanliness; it not only protects the patient, but the provider and our families. In this newsletter, learn how to limit your exposure through best practices; find out the current status of infectious diseases from a public health perspective; and learn the importance of taking universal hygiene precautions that benefit everyone.

The EMS1 Team
Infection control: 4 tips to embrace a clean squad culture
By Tim Nowak
Protect your crew, your patients and yourself by limiting your infectious disease exposure risk with PPE and best practices
Plague in the modern day: Public health outbreaks at home and away
By Rob Lawrence
From mumps and measles, to the plague and Ebola, it is critical EMS is aware of the outbreaks, syndromes and conditions on the radar of public health
Universal precautions are not just to protect us
By Mike Taigman
Do your part to limit the spread of infectious disease and hospital-acquired infections by improving your hand hygiene practices
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4 decontamination tips to improve ambulance safety
By Dave Konig
Field supervisors need to ensure EMS personnel follow infection control guidelines and ambulance decontamination processes
Role of EMS in preventing infectious disease transmission
By Dean Meenach
EMS providers need to follow infection control guidelines for care and transport of patients with infectious, contagious and even deadly antibiotic-resistant organisms
How to manage ambulance safety on the microscopic level
By Shawna Renga
It’s important to clean and decontaminate the ambulance interior regularly to prevent the spread of germs
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