Tag Archives: CalOSHA

The REAL reason for the rising assaults on healthcare providers!

 What started out as a routine cardiac transport, became a struggle between life and death, and not for just the patient. In the fall of 2000, an early monring call for service, changed me and the direction of DT4EMS forever. During transport, dispatch asked if we could check on a “body in the ditch."   Our [...]

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EVE4HP (In-Hospital)

There is a widely recognized but little acknowledged problem threatening healthcare personnel; injury through assault. The frequency of assault on our healthcare, and hospital staff is alarming. Many healthcare professionals have anecdotal stories of how they were attacked by a violent patient, an angry bystander or upset family member. While most attacks are not life [...]

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