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NAEMT's EMS Safety course* aims to promote a culture of EMS safety and help reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work. The course increases the practitioners' awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them. EMS Safety is the first national and most comprehensive education program of its kind that teaches techniques on how to best achieve safety on the job.
EMS practitioners are 2.5 times more likely to die on the job and 3 times more likely than the average worker to miss work as a result of injury. To combat this epidemic NAEMT created the EMS Safety course to promote a culture of safety & to help reduce the number of on the job fatalities and injuries.
The curriculum covers crew resource management, emergency vehicle safety, responsibilities in scene operations, patient handling, patient, practitioner and bystander safety, and personal health. It offers an overview of current issues surrounding safety in EMS, presents and discusses case studies, builds risk assessment and decision-making skills and provides an opportunity for participants to relate their own experiences with EMS safety issues.
EMS Safety is for all EMS practitioners, other medical professionals providing prehospital patient care, EMS supervisors and administrators concerned with safety.
All NAEMT continuing education courses are accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). They also are recognized for recertification requirements by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
*Book required prior to class