Tag Archives: violence

DT4EMS- Fighting for the Rights of Victimized Staff

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes the average provider and administrator is unaware of. We at DT4EMS are constantly trying to not only help agencies protect their staff, but sometimes we are having to educate both staff and administrators. So, in between all of the social media fires we put out […]

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Assaulted Paramedic Supervisor Caught on Camera; What We Can Learn

Assaulted Paramedic Supervisor  Caught on Camera. Let’s breakdown the possibilities of “Why” to prevent future attacks. *Keep checking back for updates to this one!! I have to say “possibilities” because human conflict is dynamic. No tool/tactic or technique is 100% successful all the time. I have recently spoken to Jason (the assaulted provider in this […]

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Why They Don’t Have a Pub at the Hospital; Drunk is Not Sick, Sick is Sick.

(Cooperative, inter-agency communication and training can solve a lot of these issues) Drunk is not sick, sick is sick. Being intoxicated with no other medical complaint is not in itself a medical emergency.  Related Post: “You can either go with them to the hospital or go with me to jail”.  In nearly every class DT4EMS-EVE I […]

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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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“You can either go with them to the hospital or go with me to jail”.

(Cooperative, inter-agency communication and training can solve a lot of these issues) “You can either go with them to the hospital or go with me to jail”. The phrase every provider dreads hearing.   The danger of this phrase is it can give the perception of “custody”. Not only to the person being transported and […]

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Ever Have Someone Say to You “I Could Never Do Your Job” ?

A High Stress Event Train to reduce the effects Violence in medicine is real. Have you ever had someone tell you ” There is no way I could do what you do” when discussing a medical emergency? Yet, seasoned emergency medical professionals, regardless of EMT, Medic or ER Nurse handle emergent events like others flip […]

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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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