Tag Archives: escape

4 T’s for Dealing with Workplace Violence (WPV) in Emergency Medicine

DT4EMS’ 4 T’s for dealing with Workplace Violence, a violent encounter, you know, self-defense in Emergency Medicine. Emergency nurses assaulted, medic headbutted and a Detroit medic describes assaults are common. Reports of assaults on staff in the field of emergency medicine occur almost daily. Regardless of their uniform, staff need suitable preparation for a reasonable response […]

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DT4EMS EXCLUSIVE: EMS’ Cab Camera Captures Scary Video/Audio

This video clip (below) was sent to me in the hopes of helping others see the need for a culture change. I have quoted statistics for years, screamed from the rooftops, been interviewed on radio and television stations, spoke in conferences and classes across the US… but little will make a person “think” like a […]

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It’s hard to be your voice when I’m all choked up…

It’s hard to be your voice when I’m all choked up…   More than once I have had a hard time talking to someone about their violent encounter on the job. Mainly because I have been a victim myself, I can’t help but feel what they felt as they tell me their story. And on […]

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We Expect Critical Thinking in Medicine…for Everything BUT Violence

Critical Thinking The De-Training of Emergency Medicine regarding Use-of-Force on the Job.    EMS/Fire and emergency nursing staff are expected to have critical thinking skills with regards to patient care. We need them to perform under stress and make split second decisions. We have this expectation because they are trained to handle these High Stress […]

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The Time Has Come to Arm EMS/Fire.

Kip Teitsort, Founder DT4EMS It is time to arm EMS/Fire with knowledge of the use-of-force on the job.    Before we get too deep, riddle me this… Why do so many front line staff wish to carry a gun on duty, yet many administrators do not feel (on-the-job) self-defense training is important? Where is the […]

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Violence- Duty to Act?

SENSE OF DUTY TO ACT When the NAEMT posted the results of a completed study/survey, I found myself bewildered. The results of the study revealed the number one reason for injury in the field (52%) was due to assault, but only 21% of EMS felt their personal safety was an issue. Yes, I realize more […]

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