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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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Ode to Attacker of Staff: A Poetic Statement

  As I look into the pool of blue, I can’t help but think of you. That aura about you is one of a kind, you’re a pain in our butt when you’re out of your mind. The drugs and alcohol surely can’t account for this all, When this never happened I can’t recall. You […]

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Punch a Cop- Ride the Bolt… but Punch a Provider and it’s a Joke… Why?

By: Kip Teitsort Tons of reports (finally) surfacing in the media of assaults on paramedics, nurses and EMTs coupled with various studies showing violence directed at staff is a serious issue. Why then is there so little acknowledgement of violence directed at medical staff? Little to no coverage on the national or even the local […]

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SOAP Method Can Keep Staff and Patients Safe

  By Kip Teitsort, Founder DT4EMS, LLC Frequently when staff are interviewed about a violent encounter ( in which staff was criminally assaulted) something as simple as using SOAP could have mitigated many of them. In nearly every initial “patient” contact a provider can use the SOAP method to buy a moment in time to decided […]

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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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I’d Tap That…Twice!

 The Double Tap Parry (DTP) from DT4EMS RELATED: Stances and Assessment L We have had a lot of people who have never attended one of our classes ask about our shirt and the “I’d Tap That…Twice” saying. I love the looks I get in airports across the country as I am sporting one. Your should […]

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