Tag Archives: self defense

Emergency Medicine: The Story of YOU

We have been YOU. We get it and we care about YOU and others just like YOU. Just so you know, we have YOU’s back. If you know someone like YOU, let them know you care. Let them know criminal acts of violence are not just part of the job. Let YOU know they are […]

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Soft Restraints = Hard Times for Healthcare Providers!

Restraint situations are probably the single most dangerous time in which EMTs, medics and nurses find themselves the victim of a violent encounter.  Restrained patient chokes and threatens to kill medic Man Slips out of Handcuffs- Jumps Out of Ambulance Punched in the face-Female EMT attacked while attempting patient restraint EMTs attacked when patient slips out of […]

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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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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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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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DT4EMS EXCLUSIVE: EMS’ Cab Camera Captures Scary Video/Audio

This video clip (below) was sent to me in the hopes of helping others see the need for a culture change. I have quoted statistics for years, screamed from the rooftops, been interviewed on radio and television stations, spoke in conferences and classes across the US… but little will make a person “think” like a […]

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