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Bound Tree University e-news monthly
april 2016
Classroom Product Lab EMS News Events {issue 0416}
Monthly Focus
Patient Handling
When overdoses go wild: Protecting the EMS provider
By Art Hsieh

Learn how to anticipate, recognize, and manage violent patient encounters to minimize danger to yourself and the patient.

EMS providers face a variety of hazards while on the job. About 10 percent of all EMS provider injuries are a result of some form of violence. An unknown percentage of these violent acts involve patients who have abused some form of drug or medication, and present in an altered state. This article explores violent patient behavior associated with substance abuse, as well as how to anticipate and manage these situations as to minimize their danger.

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