Tag Archives: Culture of safety

“To Arm or Not to Arm? That My Friends, Is The Question”

“To Arm or Not to Arm?  That My Friends, Is The Question”   Photo by Guardrail Photography for DT4EMS, LLC Hello. Allow me to introduce myself to the group.  My name is David Ray, and I am currently an EMT and a commissioned police officer in Missouri. I have been in public safety for 20+ years. […]

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When IS it OK to Talk About Fight Club?

Documenting the Violent Encounter   In medicine, we will should never be engaged in a “fight”. If you have to “defend yourself” on the job, you need to make sure you know how to tell the story. Telling the true and complete story (documentation) will help prosecute those who commit criminal acts and help protect […]

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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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DT4EMS FAQs

RELATED: ABOUT US (READ ME First)   FAQs regarding DT4EMS’ EVE Q. What is DT4EMS’ EVE? A. DT4EMS’ is the company and Escaping Violent Encounters (EVE) is the course line. EVE originally called Defensive Tactics for EMS is a course created in 1996 and taught for CEU’s since 1997. EVE is a course designed specifically for those […]

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Testimonials/References/Approvals

What participants have to say about DT4EMS’ EVE: A collection of letters, course evaluations, emails and Facebook Posts.     Testimonial Playlist (YOUTUBE)   From a class in Michigan: My name is Geoff. I have been a firefighter and EMT-basic/paramedic since 2002. I took DT4EMS EVE in October 2014. I have covered most of the demographic […]

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