March 3, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear EMS1 Member,

Improvements in transit safety begin by limiting the time spent on the road, and by focusing on ergonomic and safety features in ambulances and patient handling equipment.

In this newsletter, learn how to properly restrain and transport special patient populations, from pediatric to bariatric, and how safer equipment and ambulances protects patients and providers en route.

The EMS1 Team
Mom holding onto baby isn’t an acceptable transport option
By Tim Nowak
If children aren’t properly restrained in the back of your ambulance, it puts everyone at risk
How to improve patient and provider safety on the road
By Paramedic Chief Digital Edition
This issue features articles highlighting the importance of patient and provider safety during ambulance transport and the need for an EMS overhaul
The tools and resources you need for bariatric response, transport
By Tim Nowak
Use the right equipment and enlist extra personnel to help transport bariatric patients out of their homes and into the ambulance while keeping their safety top of mind
4 simple ways to improve ambulance safety during transport
By Shawna Renga
Follow recent guidance on fasteners and restraints to minimize the potential for patient and provider injury while in transit
3 key considerations for improving EMS workplace safety
By Shawna Renga
How can EMS agencies prepare for the future and ensure the safest possible workplace for their employees?
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