Paramedic Recert EMS Care | 23-MCIT-F3-4126 | Ambulance Safety

Paramedic Recert EMS Care | 23-MCIT-F3-4126 | Ambulance Safety

Paramedic Recert EMS Care | 23-MCIT-F3-4126 | Ambulance Safety starts with the introduction to the topic. This course starts with the introduction to the topic

This course provides an overview of EMS ambulance safety, highlighting the importance of national level data collection, analysis of ambulance crash reports, to identify factors which contribute to ambulance accident risks. Also highlighted are policies and procedures at each EMS service related to protecting patients and provider alike during ground ambulance transport.

The lessons covered in are 

  • Lesson 1: Monitoring and Analyzing Ground Ambulance Crashes.
  • Lesson 2: Improving Ambulance Safety
  • Lesson 3: Understanding National Data
  • Lesson 4: Policies and Procedures for Safe Ambulance Transport

Core Concepts & Takeaways

  • Discuss federal initiatives developed to monitor and analyze ground ambulance crashes
  • Identify the significance of ambulance crashes through the use of national data
  • State specific factors that contributed to injuries and fatalities sustained during ambulance crashes
  • Evaluate the policies and procedures at each participant’s own EMS service related to protecting patient and provider safety during ground ambulance transport

An excerpt from the course Paramedic Recert EMS Care | 23-MCIT-F3-4126 | Ambulance Safety

Fatigue Management.

Assessment and Monitoring: Implement a system to measure and monitor fatigue levels among personnel using survey instruments, such as the Epworth Sleepiness Scale or Fatigue Severity Scale. Regularly collect feedback and data to identify trends and potential fatigue-related issues.

Shift Duration Limits: Limit shift duration to less than 24 hours. Develop a schedule that promotes adequate rest between shifts, including longer breaks or days off after extended shifts.

Nap Policy: Allow personnel to take short naps while on duty, particularly during extended shifts or when fatigue levels are high. Designated rest areas or sleeping quarters to facilitate quick and effective napping.

Caffeine Accessibility: Provide easy access to caffeine sources, such as coffee or energy drinks, in moderation, to help combat fatigue during long shifts. Educate personnel on the responsible use of caffeine to prevent excessive consumption.

Training on Fatigue Mitigation: Conduct regular training sessions on fatigue management and mitigation techniques for all personnel. Train personnel to recognize the signs of fatigue in themselves and their colleagues and to take appropriate action.

Healthy Lifestyle Promotion: Encourage personnel to maintain a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on sleep, nutrition, and physical fitness. Provide resources and guidance on improving sleep quality and establishing good sleep hygiene practices.

Communication and Reporting: Create an open and non-punitive reporting culture that encourages personnel to report fatigue-related concerns or incidents. Develop protocols for addressing reported fatigue issues promptly and effectively.

Schedule Flexibility: Design work schedules that allow for flexibility in shift assignments and accommodate individual preferences and circadian rhythms as much as possible. Avoid excessive overtime and ensure adequate time off between shifts.

Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  You will receive a certificate for one CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the Paramedic Recertification Course.  If you sign up for one of those courses, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. 
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better

Course Curriculum

Paramedic Recert EMS Care | 23-MCIT-F3-4126 | Ambulance Safety

  • Lesson 0 – Introduction
  • Lesson 1 – Monitoring and Analyzing Ground Ambulance Crashes
  • Lesson 2 – Improving Ambulance Safety
  • Lesson 3 – Understanding National Data
  • Lesson 4 – Policies and Procedures for Safe Ambulance Transport
  • Lesson 5 – Chapter Review
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