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Ambulance SafetyLights and Siren Use by Emergency Medical Services: Above All Do No HarmThis principle of medical care helps to guide medical decisions by reminding healthcare providers that while attempting to provide treatments to improve a patient’s outcome, there are risks that can cause harm.
Ambulance SafetyAnthropometric Database for the EMTs in the United StatesResults of a nationwide survey conducted by NIOSH between December 2013 and May 2015.
Patient SafetyNAEMT "Patient Safety in EMS" White PaperIdentifies Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) as key to advancing a just culture for EMS
Ambulance SafetyNFPA 1917 standardThe Standard presents general requirements for ambulance design and performance, along with standalone chapters for ambulance components, including chassis, patient compartment, low voltage electrical systems and warning devices, and line voltage electrical systems.
Ambulance SafetyCAAS Ambulance StandardsGround vehicle standards for ambulances developed by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).
Violence PreventionResults of Study on EMS ViolenceStudy by Drexel University on impact of violence on EMTs and paramedics
Injury PreventionEMS Cross-ChecksSuggested checklists for improved safety
Violence PreventionWhen Patients Become AttackersNAEMT News feature on EMS violence.
Ambulance SafetyA Research Study of Ambulance Operations and Best Practice Considerations for Emergency Medical Services PersonnelThis study addresses operational procedures and practices while operating an ambulance.
Ambulance SafetyAmbulance Patient Compartment Human Factors Design Guidebook This Ambulance Patient Compartment Human Factors Design Guidebook (the Guidebook) has been developed as a best practices guide to help augment that safer work and patient care environment.
Ambulance SafetyAEV briefing on current status of ambulance standards projects NASEMSO summary of the current status of all three ambulance design standards
Patient SafetyEMS Patient and Practitioner Safety Bill of RightsTo ensure EMS care is safe for patients and practitioners.
Patient SafetyPatient Safety Awareness Week ToolkitWe hope you find the materials and tips helpful for promoting Patient Safety Awareness Week at your organization.
Ambulance SafetyAmbulance Safety Efforts Gaining GroundA look at the how the industry is planning to make ambulances safer for EMS providers and their patients.
Injury PreventionExploring implicit preventive strategies in prehospital emergency workersPreventive strategies should be integrated into specialised training programs for prehospital medical emergency professionals.
Injury PreventionDoxycycline Information Sheet for Health Care ProfessionalsFirst Responder Voluntary Option to Purchase Anthrax Post-exposure Prophylaxis Antibiotics
Patient SafetyStrategy for a National EMS Culture of SafetyPublished by ACEP, a strategy for a National EMS Culture of Safety
Infection ControlOSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Quick Reference GuideInfection Control: Information for Employers, Complying with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Infection ControlPandemic Flu InformationInfection Control: Pandemic Flu, types, symptoms, effects and vaccinations
Violence PreventionIt's Time to Stop the ViolenceNEMSMA launches initiative to address attacks on EMS providers. Best Practices in Emergency Services is the original source for this article, their website is
Infection PreventionGuide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical ServicesThis guide contains current information, recommendations, regulations, resources and forms to utilize in the EMS system responder setting.
Injury PreventionPromoting Safety in the WorkplaceThis text lists a few ideas that practitioners, their agencies & organizations can implement now to help make our workplace safer.
Suicide PreventionThe Role of Emergency Medical Services Providers in Preventing SuicideUnderstand why suicide prevention fits with your role as an EMS Provider
Ambulance SafetyMONOC's Siren Public Service AnnouncementMONOC's Siren Public Service Announcement
Health & FitnessObesity's impact on EMSArticle about obesity's impact on EMS