NAEMT’s EMS Safety course promotes a safety culture and helps reduce the number of on-the-job fatalities and injuries.
- Applying crew resource management in EMS
- Using situational awareness and defensive driving for safe emergency vehicle operations
- Employing multiagency preplanning, vehicle and practitioner visibility techniques, and defensive staging practices at roadside incidents
- Using lift assist teams, lifting and moving equipment, and behavioral controls to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from injury.
- Employing situational awareness to assess for the potential of violence on the scene continually, and verbal and physical techniques to deescalate potential threats.
- Practicing infection and contagion control to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from emerging threats
- Strengthening resiliency skills to help EMS practitioners cope with daily and critical incident stress
- Ensuring personal readiness for the daily challenges and hazards of working in the field through optimal personal health
EMS Safety is offered as an 8-hour classroom course and is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners, other medical professionals who provide prehospital patient care, and EMS supervisors and administrators