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Posted on: August 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] USFA - report on Violence Against EMS Responders

Violence Against EMS Responders

Current Issues and Events | Aug. 31, 2017

EMS workers treating a patient at a protest

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.

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

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