When Patients Attack, Handling Unexpected Confrontations

One role of the EMS provider is caring for emotionally disturbed patients. Most of these calls go without incident, with little more than some creative writing. But what about when that calm EDP decides he or she wants to rough house? What do you do? Following written guidelines can be tricky in these situations. Listen as Jim and Josh Knapp  discuss what really should be obvious points when dealing with these patients.

What are your agency policies with emotionally disturbed patients? How do you personally handle these situations? Post your thoughts below.

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Are You Packaging Your Patient or Just Transporting?

While it seem obvious that packaging and transporting your patient tie in to each other. The packaging part can make a difference in exposure, safety and presentation. Watch Jim’s take on one method he uses for patient packaging that is sure to have you re-thinking your patient transport.

How do you package your patients? Post your technique and tips below.