Ride-alongs and apprenticeships

Ride-alongs are common recruitment tools, but not without risk. They should be handled in a thoughtful manner with adequate input from local counsel.

Lights and sirens in the driver's seat

The reality of the driving and safety environment must temper the manner in which the Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVO) chooses driving behaviors.

Initial guidelines for sustaining EMS provider alertness and managing fatigue in EMS operations

Organizational and environmental factors that play important roles in preventing or mitigating worker fatigue and offer guidelines for sustaining EMS provider on-the-job alertness.

Changing times

What safety/risk issues do you anticipate with a workforce that has an aging component and an increasingly short-lived transitory group?

Ambulance specific safety programs

Get tips from Markel Specialty to help keep practitioners, patients and the general public safe. Learn how to recognize risk, assess its severity, and remove or mitigate it.

Psychiatric elopement

It’s not just a matter of winning litigation. It’s doing our best to care for those entrusted to us.

Are near-misses better than simulations?

What's a near-miss? The simplest definition is something bad almost happens, but doesn't.

Safe transport of children

In order to transport children safely we rely on specialized equipment.

Taking the stress out of heat

When the ambient temperature gets high enough to overcome the body’s ability to dissipate heat, heat-related illnesses occur.

Complacency kills

Those who are complacent are by definition self-satisfied or unconcerned. A great definition of complacency is “self-satisfaction accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.”