Tag Archives: Culture of safety

Trash- talking, tackle and a Taser…what could possibly go wrong?

The questions we keep asking… 1)  Custody or care; What is the role of medical staff? 2) Has there been a cultural loss of neutrality? Related: *Right or Wrong is irrelevant *Neutrality Lost?    We continue to ask these questions because healthcare providers continually find themselves in the middle of a use-of-force situation on the […]

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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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I Remember You…

When you told me how you were punched by a drunk in the emergency department, I remember you. When you told me about being choked by a drunk in the ambulance, I remember you. When you told me how the girl looked like your daughter, just before she slashed your face, I remember you. When […]

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Take a Peek Inside DT4EMS’ EVE

In the clip below you will see images and clips from around the country. It is a peek inside our culture changing programs. One of the things we enjoy the most is watching people smile and have fun while realizing we (DT4EMS) are different. When a person truly understands the difference between winning a fight, […]

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A Daydream… “Dalton” from Roadhouse Teaching DT4EMS’ EVE

DT4EMS Roadhouse style! Here is a peek inside my brain as I daydream….   With the way so many write about how they would handle a use-of-force situation on social media sites, I couldn’t help but think of the movie Roadhouse and the bouncers in it. They (bouncers) did what they did, both verbally and physically, prior […]

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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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