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Guide for Developing an EMS Agency Safety Program

Guide for Developing an EMS Agency Safety Program

EMS is an inherently risky job. On any given shift, EMS practitioners may be called to respond to emotionally charged, potentially life-threatening situations. These may be quickly followed by a routine patient transport, with little time for recovery. Research shows that rapidly cycling between high and low intensity, routine work
can lead to exhaustion and errors – whether it’s forgetting to be careful when lifting a gurney or making a small driving error that leads to serious consequences.