A culture of safety requires that you ingrain safe behaviors so that they become habits. You are not truly safe if you do not engage in safe behaviors 24/7.
It is common knowledge that EMS is a dangerous profession. Recent work from the joint efforts of the CDC and NIOSH published last July offers insight you may find surprising.
Sustained performance as it may be affected by degraded levels of alertness, drowsiness and fatigue.
Strategies the may help prevent EMS burnout and depression.
The most common causes for leaving EMS: burnout, which occurs when idealistic professionals work hard, but were not given adequate resources to do their jobs well.
It is common knowledge that 70% of fatal ambulance crashes occur with lights and siren activation.
Recommendations for healthcare workers
Injury prevention will not occur unless those in harms way exercise vigilance and acquire the skills to protect themselves.
There are many components of safe patient handling, such as, a review of proper body mechanics, choosing the right equipment, lifting techniques, and employee wellness that must be covered first.
Ebola is a simple virus. It consists of seven genes that are wrapped in two layers of protein. This is packaged with a polymerase (enzyme) and wrapped in a membrane studded with glycoproteins (proteins with sugar attached).