Emergency Medical Service Occupational Safety

Issues, Implications, and Remedies

Authored by: Brian J. Maguire

Human Factors and Ergonomics of Prehospital Emergency Care

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781482242515
eBook ISBN: 9781315280172
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In the United States alone, EMS personnel respond to 31 million emergency medical calls for assistance per year. 1 This makes the workforce a significant component of the US healthcare system, as well as the medical, public health, public safety, and disaster management systems. In addition to their emergency work, EMS personnel are increasingly involved with community health and injury prevention projects. 2 4

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