Thursday, May 17, 2012

Time, Distance, Shielding ... in EMS?

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

A simple approach, but very effective.  Try it!

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