This 3-step approach is often used to reduce radiation exposure in HazMat incidents. But it can also be helpful in handling EMS incidents.
- Time: adequate time should be taken with a patient to ensure the highest standard of care is being administered, and when the job is done its time to go
- Distance: onlookers and other people not treating an incident should be kept a significant distance from the scene
- Shielding: precaution can be taken by shielding first responders with Personal Protective Equipment such as gowns, masks, respirators, gloves and other protective clothing
A simple approach, but very effective. Try it!