February 27, 2013
Continuing Education – Accredited – Become a Trainer!
Become a leader in creating a culture of safety within EMS!
EMS Safety is the first national and most comprehensive education program of its kind that teaches techniques on how to best achieve safety on the job.
Skilled EMS Safety Instructor, Emergency Medical Services and Public Safety Professional, Tom Little, has more than 37 years of experience providing Emergency Medical Services
Learn about crew resource management, emergency vehicle safety, responsibilities in scene operations, patient handling, patient, practitioner and bystander safety, personal health and more!
- Promotes a culture of EMS safety and reduces the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work.
- Covers safety in emergency vehicles, at the operational scene and while handling patients, as well as patient, practitioner and bystander safety and personal health.
- Increases students’ awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them.
The course offers an overview of current issues surrounding safety in EMS, presents and discusses case studies, builds risk assessment and decision-making skills and provides an opportunity for participants to relate their own experiences with EMS safety issues.
EMS Safety is for all EMS practitioners, other medical professionals providing pre-hospital patient care, EMS supervisors and administrators concerned with safety. Great to put each new hire through during their orientation!
Students who take EMS Safety will learn to:
- Identify key elements in the safe operation of an ambulance.
- Describe techniques for moving and securing patients safely.
- Recognize situations where the EMS practitioner may be at risk of violence, and how such situations may be either avoided or addressed.
- Appreciate the importance of maintaining good personal health, and the impact of EMS service on practitioners’ personal health.
- Address safety elements in a variety of operational situations.
This course is worth 8 hours of CECBEMS continuing education.
All NAEMT continuing education courses are accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). They also are recognized for recertification requirements by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
Instructors may also be certified, who meet minimum requirements so local agencies can continue to offer courses after the completion of the provider course.