Defensive tactics for ems


 

1. Escaping Wrist Grab Part 1

EMT training has not traditionally shown EMT and Paramedic students and practitioners how to utilize defensive tactics to protect themselves from a violent patient. In this video, expert Kip Teitsort demonstrates how to escape from a same-side wrist grab, both in the ambulance and on a scene. Remember: Scene Safety Begins with Your Safety – you can learn to defend yourself without compromising your role as an Emergency Medical Technician.


About this series

With attacks on EMS providers on the rise nationwide, Blauer has partnered with EMS1.com to bring you a NEW series of defensive tactics videos for EMS professionals. With the techniques you’ll learn, you’ll be better prepared to protect yourself from violent patients by creating space to escape the threat – maintaining your role as a medical provider while protecting your body from those who would do you harm.



EMT training has not traditionally shown EMT and Paramedic students and practitioners how to utilize defensive tactics to protect themselves from a violent patient. In this video, expert Kip Teitsort demonstrates how to escape from a same-side wrist grab, both in the ambulance and on a scene. Remember: Scene Safety Begins with Your Safety – you can learn to defend yourself without compromising your role as an Emergency Medical Technician.

1. Escaping Wrist Grab Part 1

In this video, expert Kip Teitsort demonstrates how to escape from an opposite-side wrist grab, both in the ambulance and on a scene. EMT training has typically not taught EMS students how to escape violent encounters. Stay tuned each week for a new segment and learn to defend yourself to keep from getting hurt, without hurting your patient.

2. Escaping Wrist Grab Part 2

Knowing the difference between a combative patient and an attacker is critical for EMT and Paramedic Scene Safety. Having the skill to escape a violent encounter is critical for defensive tactics knowledge for EMS professionals.

3. Combative Patient, Or Attacker?

EMS Defensive Tactics are important defense tools for EMT’s and Paramedics. In this video, expert Kip Teitsort demonstrates the importance of elbow control as a means to effect an escape. EMS scene safety starts with you.

4. Elbow Control

In this video about EMS Defensive Tactics, expert Kip Teitsort demonstrates some possible ways to handle a scenario where your patient turns out to be lawfully armed. EMS scene safety starts with you.

5. Concealed-Carry Patient

Mental preparation can help EMT's and Paramedics escape violent encounters when they occur. Expert Kip Teitsort discusses the importance of "when/then" thinking as a preparation for violence. EMS scene safety starts with you.

6. Mental Preparation

Do you know the difference between cover and concealment? What would you do if your partner was shot as you arrived on a scene? Expert Kip Teitsort talks about the difference, and the importance of planning ahead for deadly encounters. EMS scene safety starts with you.

7. On-Scene Cover and Concealment

Defensive Tactics for EMS help EMT's and Paramedics escape violent encounters. Expert Kip Teitsort talks about what to do if your patient grabs your forearm on the same side. EMS scene safety starts with you.

8. Same-Side Forearm Grab

Defensive Tactics for EMS help EMT's and Paramedics escape violent encounters. Expert Kip Teitsort demonstrates what to do if your patient grabs your forearm on the opposite side. EMS scene safety starts with you.

9. Opposite-Side Forearm Grab

Defensive Tactics for EMS help EMT's and Paramedics escape violent encounters. Here, expert Kip Teitsort demonstrates what to do if your patient forces you to the ground and is attacking you. EMS scene safety starts with you.

10. Basic Ground Defense

Are you ready to react when your patient becomes hostile? EMT and Paramedic assaults have increased recently, here expert Kip Teitsort discusses how to position yourself and your gear to react effectively when a call turns south. EMS scene safety starts with you.

11. Be Ready To React

EMS providers often are called to private residences. Expert Kip Teitsort talks about where to stand to protect yourself as you approach someone's home - remember, danger can be present anywhere. EMS scene safety starts with you.

12. Where To Stand Approaching A House

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