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Violent Patient Management

The whole-system approach to protecting your personnel from violence
A New York man collapsed on a sidewalk after police ordered him to exit an ambulance where he is alleged to have assaulted an EMS provider
Part 2 — San Diego Fire-Rescue Captain Ben Vernon shares his journey from darkness to feeling “lighter, better” after therapy and EMDR
The judge called the attack on the Orange County crew the most violent attack he had seen without a death involved
A man jumped out of the ambulance, assaulted a police officer and refused commands to drop a metal object
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Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson tackle paramedics behaving badly, violence, medical errors and the premature end of the ET3 model
The man refused treatment after EMS was called to his apartment for injuries he received in a prior motorcycle crash
Know the signs of escalation and how to diffuse dangerous encounters
Part 1 — The San Diego Fire-Rescue captain shares the emotional story of how a seemingly “routine call” quickly escalated to a near-fatal stabbing
Prevent and survive an attack by pre-planning your fight or flight response
Megan Lynn Pettit was charged with second-degree assault of a Cumberland ambulance crew
A suspected intoxicated driver fought with Bethlehem Township EMS personnel, law enforcement officers in the back of an ambulance
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show healthcare workers accounted for 73% of all nonfatal workplace violence injuries in 2018
A patient stabbed a Mount Sinai EMT several times in the leg, chest and arm
The patient began hitting the Metro West paramedic around the head and then chased after the EMT with a rock
EMS personnel in Grantsburg were checking on a man lying on the road when he became combative and pulled out a firearm
The DT4EMS owner talks dangerous encounters, personal defense and when to abandon the scene
IAFF Local 42 leaders said that other Kansas City FD employees had similar physical altercations with patients or residents and were not disciplined or terminated
Incident videos help responders identify the physical and behavioral cues of a severe behavioral emergency that may or may not have a criminal component
Reminders for public safety personnel on how to respond to a spitter with time, distance and shielding
Willimantic Chief Marc Scrivener said the crewmembers restrained the agitated patient in an ambulance, but he broke free
When a paramedic attempted to steady the patient, Antwanisha Jones reportedly grabbed the provider’s throat and refused to let go
Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant determined that responders acted appropriately with Werner Anderson, including the administration of ketamine
Researchers have developed a systems-level checklist to address stress and violence affecting fire-based EMS responders
Charges are pending against the suspect, who reportedly shot the 25-year-old EMT in the ambulance
Police recaptured the man, and EMS treated and transported him
While being treated in the ambulance, Rodney Moore began to fight with personnel as he tried to exit the rig