Existing and potiental hazards
Paramedics face danger every time they're called to an emergency. Close contact with blood and bodily fluids leaves paramedics vulnerable to contracting infectious diseases. The exertion of carrying and lifting patients also takes a major physical toll, resulting in stress injuries that force paramedics to miss work.
Safety steps to minimize injurries
These are only three of the steps there are more but these are the main ones.
Read OSHA form for your specfic indusry
Have the right tools available so employs wont have to improvise.
Be prepared for any situations so no injuries happen
Ethical Issues (OATH)
- I will preserve life
- I will do no harm
- I will treat everyone with dignity
- I will not discriminate against patients for any reason
- i will use the knowledge gained as an EMT in the best interests of the public and never in a way that will be detrimental
- i will maintain confidentiality
- I will maintain your level of competence and observe the competence of others
- I will define and uphold professional standards
- I will assume responsibility for your own actions
An EMT is unlikely to be sued successfully if there is documentation proving that he or she meets the duty to act, practice within the scope of practice, at a level the same as or above the standard of care.
Influenza, commonly referred to as "the flu," is an acute, contagious respiratory illness caused by infection with one of the many influenza viruses. Symptoms can range from mild illness with fatigue to respiratory failure and death.
How to minimize risk of Influenza.
- Clean hand after each patient
- Avoid touching eyes and mouth
- Practice good health habbits
- Avoid very close contact
- Wear the proper items