Current Issues and Events | Aug. 31, 2017
When responding to emergency medical calls, threats of violence to EMS workers can come from patients, family members, or even bystanders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2,600 EMS workers received hospital treatment in 2014 for injuries resulting from work-related violence.
Last year, researchers published an article that investigated injuries to paramedics and emergency medical technicians from patient-initiated violence. These EMS workers were employed by a large, urban fire department.
You can read about the research findings and download the complete article on the USFA's websi