The EMS Safety course aims to promote a culture of EMS safety and help reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work. The course increases the practitioners’ awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them. 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.
The curriculum covers:
- Crew resource management
- Emergency vehicle safety
- Responsibilities in scene operations
- Patient handling
- Patient, practitioner and bystander safety
- Personal health