Category Archives: Chronicles of a Culture Changer

Firefighters use of force. Captured on Camera; Is this a win?

I say, if you never trained them, how do you blame them? FFs, while heroic and courageous, they are still human. When faced with a use of force situation, they will respond. How they respond will be based upon their training- or lack of it. The pendulum of force swings in both directions. Too little, […]

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Does de-escalation really work? Is there possibly a better approach?

Is De-escalation a myth? Exploring Escalation Control in this episode of Chronicles of a Culture Changer with Kip Teitsort, Founder of DT4EMS. There is a huge emphasis on de-escalation in emergency medicine, yet the assaults keep happening. Would it make a difference if the focus shifted to escalation control instead? . Is De-escalation in medicine […]

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The dangerous phrase of “Combative Patient” Parts 1 and 2

. By definition, a combative patient can’t exist. That aside, the label, along with the thought process, and conviction to serve patients, nurses, medics and EMTs oftentimes find themselves connected with attackers. DT4EMS’ EVE teaches staff the ability to recognize a change in relationship. When a person is no longer to be considered a patient. […]

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5 self-defense lessons from a roll of tiolet paper…

5 Things toilet paper and proper self-defense training have in common Since a lot of people talk shit about the use of force, what better analogy than using toilet paper. 5 self-defense lessons from a roll of toilet paper from DT4EMS_Kip Teitsort on Vimeo. #5) Right tool for the job – Just like TP, there are […]

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Self-Defense and Pharmacology v2

Know anything about pharmacology? If so, you have a great way to understand “reasonable” use of force. Know anything about pharmacology? If so, you have a great way to understand “reasonable” use of force. from DT4EMS_Kip Teitsort on Vimeo.

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