Shifting the focus on provider safety

Recent news headlines suggest that vehicular safety poses the greatest risk to the lives of EMS providers. While that may be true if the focus is solely on line-of-duty deaths, the majority of EMS deaths occur because of skewed priorities that are too rigorously focused on a single issue. As with any other improvement effort, there is no silver bullet to preventing the death or disability of EMS providers, but there is such a thing as silver buckshot. And while the process of solving can seem daunting, what begins with simple changes can add up to substantial outcomes…

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