Continuing Education Course Summary

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This continuing education course is a response to the January 9, 2015 report in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) about risks for emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P (ret.) asked readers to remember all the brand-new EMTs they have observed firsthand. Most of those freshman EMTs were fit, healthy, and happy…for the first 14-16 months on the job. Despite thousands of dollars in training, they were put on the street with NO education about ergonomics, nutrition, fatigue management, or self-care. Within months they were burned out, stressed out, nutritionally compromised, overweight, and sleep-deprived. The report concludes that with good nutrition and fitness as a priority, “the negative effects
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