Tag Archives: Emergency room

Video – Mental Preparation and Survival Mindset

It’s 9:15 in the morning. You are at your station, finishing truck check and chores, when a man drives up. Then man gets out of his car, he appears agitated and is demanding information. He begins to demand the name of staff members present. The man is asked to leave and struggle ensues. Within moments […]

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Miss America Mentions Self-Defense: Some folks lose their minds…

I found it more than a little interesting that she has the exact same opinion (for colleges) that we (DT4EMS) have found within the medical community. Emergency Departments in particular are a very dangerous place for staff. The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) has outed this dirty little secret stating 50% of ED nurses have been […]

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4 T’s for Dealing with Workplace Violence (WPV) in Emergency Medicine

DT4EMS’ 4 T’s for dealing with Workplace Violence, a violent encounter, you know, self-defense in Emergency Medicine. Emergency nurses assaulted, medic headbutted and a Detroit medic describes assaults are common. Reports of assaults on staff in the field of emergency medicine occur almost daily. Regardless of their uniform, staff need suitable preparation for a reasonable response […]

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Ode to Attacker of Staff: A Poetic Statement

  As I look into the pool of blue, I can’t help but think of you. That aura about you is one of a kind, you’re a pain in our butt when you’re out of your mind. The drugs and alcohol surely can’t account for this all, When this never happened I can’t recall. You […]

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Punch a Cop- Ride the Bolt… but Punch a Provider and it’s a Joke… Why?

By: Kip Teitsort Tons of reports (finally) surfacing in the media of assaults on paramedics, nurses and EMTs coupled with various studies showing violence directed at staff is a serious issue. Why then is there so little acknowledgement of violence directed at medical staff? Little to no coverage on the national or even the local […]

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SOAP Method Can Keep Staff and Patients Safe

  By Kip Teitsort, Founder DT4EMS, LLC Frequently when staff are interviewed about a violent encounter ( in which staff was criminally assaulted) something as simple as using SOAP could have mitigated many of them. In nearly every initial “patient” contact a provider can use the SOAP method to buy a moment in time to decided […]

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Client List and Agencies with Certified DT4EMS Instructors

Some of the organizations that Kip Teitsort has taught seminars and/or courses for (see below for agencies that have current staff instructors):   Vital Link EMS (Batesville, AR) Indianapolis EMS (Indiana) RIMS Risk Management Conference (PA) Childress Hosptial (TX) Medstar EMS (TX) Twin City Ambulance (NY) Arkansas Ambulance Association Conference Alaska EMS Conference (Anchorage, AK) [...]

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