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.

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.

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.

Changing times

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

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.

A culture of safety

Injury prevention will not occur unless those in harms way exercise vigilance and acquire the skills to protect themselves.

EMS safe driving tips

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.

Liability issues with ride alongs

The decision to have ride-alongs requires due diligence that considers the risks and benefits of such activities.

On the job alertness, fatigue and performance in EMS

Sustained performance as it may be affected by degraded levels of alertness, drowsiness and fatigue.

Opioids

The United States is experiencing an opioid crisis that has clinical and safety implications for EMS.