The Probability Of Violence In Emergency Medical Services

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One area of Emergency Medical Services that needs a change is violence on EMS and the need for training to assist personnel in how to defend one’s self. When an EMT approaches a scene where the probability of violence is high, we do not know what to do. When EMS goes to any call, it’s their safety first. Current education and initial training for personnel does not include violence awareness or how to react and possibly defend themselves if a violent encounter arises. As the administrator, I would like to get the awareness and implement some training on self-defense. The risk for non-fatal assaults on Emergency Medical Service personnel is approximately thirty times higher than the national average. The risk that the EMS provider will
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