Risk Management Conference (RIMS)

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Date(s) - 04/26/17
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Pennsylvania Convention Center


Title:  First Responder Exposure to Violence

DateWednesday, Apr 26              Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Every day, emergency medical service (EMS) personnel are threatened by assault-attacks by a violent patient, angry bystander or upset family member. Examine the frequency of assaults on EMS providers. Evaluate the evident and unpredictable risk of serious injury. See how you can develop the reasonable, liability-conscious, effective means first responders require to prevent, avoid and defend against assaults.

Learning Objectives:
• Link violent encounter training to reductions in worksite accidents and losses. • Adopt best practices for patient and visitor assault prevention and response training. • Measure the value that training generates by preventing costly negligence lawsuits.