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      January 31, 2020

      Friday   8:30 AM

      120 McKinley Street
      Bennington, Vermont 05201

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      EMS Safety

      NAEMT’s EMS Safety course teaches students how to protect themselves and their patients while on the job. It promotes a culture of safety and helps reduce the number of on-the-job fatalities and injuries. EMS Safety is the only national, comprehensive safety course for EMS practitioners. Its interactive format features real-life case studies and compelling discussions on current safety issues, and provides participants with a forum to share their own experiences. Critical thinking stations help build participants’ risk assessment and decision-making skills. Participants are taught: To identify and manage the hazards that can appear during daily tasks, from offensive drivers to violent encounters to chronic stress. Practical strategies that they can apply in the field, from situational awareness to defensive driving to verbal deflection. How to strengthen their resiliency skills in order to combat both chronic and critical incident stress. Topics covered include: Applying crew resource management in EMS. Utilizing situational awareness and defensive driving for safe emergency vehicle operations. Employing multi-agency pre-planning, vehicle and practitioner visibility techniques, and defensive staging practices at roadside incidents. Utilizing lift assist teams, lifting and moving equipment, and behavioral controls to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from injury. Employing situational awareness to continually assess for the potential of violence on the scene and verbal and physical techniques to deescalate potential threats. Practicing infection and contagion control to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from emerging threats. Strengthening resiliency skills to help EMS practitioners cope with daily and critical incident stress. Ensuring personal readiness for the daily challenges and hazards of working in the field through optimal personal health. EMS Safety is offered as an 8-hour classroom course and is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners, other medical professionals providing prehospital patient care, and EMS supervisors and administrators. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion and a wallet card good for 4 years. EMS Safety is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT. The course includes classroom portion and hands-on driving skills. Course fee: $50 TEXTBOOK NOT INCLUDED: The required text is available as an eBook or eBook & paperback at  Texts will be available for reference the day of class.  Local students may arrange to pick up a loaner text - failure to return the day of the course will result in a $30 fee and no course completion certificate will be issued.  FINE PRINT  Registration ends two days prior or when seats are filled.  Cancellations as of one week prior are subject to a $15 administrative fee. No refunds issued effective 1 day before the course begins.  No refunds for failure to attend all or part of the program.  All sessions must be attended, on time for credit.   Bennington Rescue reserves the right to refuse enrollment or cancel any course at any time due to low enrollment, instructor cancellation, etc.  A full refund will be issued in those circumstances. If you have any questions about this course please send us a message at 

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