Training, protocols, and confirmation of technical proficiency are necessary components of a safe approach to endotracheal intubation.
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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.
The reality of the driving and safety environment must temper the manner in which the Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVO) chooses driving behaviors.
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Ride-alongs are common recruitment tools, but not without risk. They should be handled in a thoughtful manner with adequate input from local counsel.
Injury prevention will not occur unless those in harms way exercise vigilance and acquire the skills to protect themselves.
EMS personnel are 2.5 times more likely to die in a crash than other workers. Roughly 70% of fatal crashes occur while running hot.
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The decision to have ride-alongs requires due diligence that considers the risks and benefits of such activities.