Tag Archives: SAFE

CHECK THIS OUT! Before you try to present EVE to your admin.

I receive a ton of questions about how to convince administrators there is a need for staff to train for violence. Here is one I just received: “Dt4ems I seek your guidance. I began working with a new company this month. This company provides EMS for some dangerous areas, and as typical police are on […]

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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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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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