NAEMT's EMS Safety course aims to promote a culture of EMS safety and help reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work. The course increases the practitioners' awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them.
EMS Safety is a 8 hour class and the curriculum covers crew resource management, emergency vehicle safety, responsibilities in scene operations, patient handling, patient, practitioner and bystander safety, and personal health. It offers an overview of current issues surrounding safety in EMS, presents and discusses case studies, builds risk assessment and decision-making skills, and provides an opportunity for participants to relate their own experiences with EMS safety issues.
Attendance of the entire program as well as scoring at least 80% on the written examination is required for course completion and certification.
Books: This link will take you to the website to purcase the EMS Safety book. Students must purchase this workbook to attend class. You may purchase the EMS Safety workbook by clicking on the link below.
EMS Safety Workbook
Cost: $100 per participant