Wednesday April 1st 2015

Posts Tagged ‘EMS Safety Foundation’

EMS Safety Foundation @ RettMobil 2012, Episode 39


This month we make a return trip to Fulda, Germany with Dr. Nadine Levick and the EMS Safety Foundation. Join Kyle David Bates, Chris Fitzgerald, Dr. Levick, Jim Foster, and Neil Blackington as they discuss industry safety from a world view but with RettMobil as the foundation. 

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That Doesn’t Happen Here: Oslo Norway Episode 33


On July 22, 2011 life in Norway changed forever when a bomb rocked Oslo killing 8 and then  followed by a mass shooting on the island of Utøya in Tyrifjorden, Buskerud killing 69 attendees, children.

Join Steve Murphy, Tim Noonan, William Random ward, Chris Montera, and Kyle David Bates as they discuss this event with Ronald Rolfsen from Oslo University Hospital in Norway.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the podcast the listener will be able to:

  1. Discuss response to a potential terrorist attack.
  2. Discuss safety concerns when responding to a potential terrorist attack.

Will Twitter Replace the Siren? Episode 31


In this episode we discuss one municipality’s attempt to decrease intersection collisions by using various technologies. We also discuss, again, driving as there has been continued news feeds of horrible crashes. Finally we end the episode talking engineering controls to improve ambulance safety.

Join Robert Raheb, Steve Murphy, William Random Ward, and Kyle David Bates as they discuss these various topics.

This episode’s curriculum

The listener will be able to:

  1. Discuss and debate whether if technology can help make EV operation  safer;
  2. Identify and discuss engineering controls that can make operating in an ambulance safer;


Helmet use by EMS

High-Tech response

NIOSH Ambulance Safety Bulletin

The Rumbler

Slide, Don’t Lift: Episode 30


Bending, lifting, twisting and essentially turning yourself into a pretzel in a car is how we often work at the scene of an MVC. However are we destined to “just deal with it” or are there some adjustments we can do to make moving and extricating patients safer for us?

Join Scott Kier, Kyle David Bates, and Jeremiah Bush as they discuss this topic with our Australian friend and renowned ergonomist Chris Fitzgerald.

Episode Curriculum
The listener will be able to:

  1. Define ergonomics;
  2. Appreciate the importance of proper body mechanics;
  3. Discuss how typical operations at the scene of a motor vehicle crash can increase your chances of injuries;
  4. Discuss engineering controls and how to alter their habits to work safer.


Lifting cushions

Curved transfer board

More lifting cushions

KFRS casualty extrication highlights


RettMobil Day 3: Ergonomics, Episode 26


This week we return to RettMobil in Fulda, Germany as the guest of Dr. Nadine Levick who is the founder of the EMS Safety Foundation, to discuss ergonomics.

We sit down with Chris Fitzgerald, the EMS Safety Foundation’s world-leading ergonomist, and well as Andrew and Daniel Ronchi of Pro-Active Medical to talk about the research and data gathering that they are doing to help make EMS safer. We also look at some best practices in terms of patient transfer that are quite common abroad but have yet to catch on in the States.

Also, click on the EMS Safety Foundation logo above and it will take you to their website where you can access the fascinating pre-recorded webinars, including one that shows the work Chris, Andrew, and Dan did while at the EMS Safety Foundation’s booth.

RettMobil Day 2: Ambulance Design Ep 25


First Few Moments was honored to be the guest participant in the EMS Safety Foundation’s 2011 Rettmobil Delegation to Fulda Germany lead by Dr. Nadine Levick, who established the Foundation.

This is the first episode that we actually broadcasted from the show floor of RettMobil where Kyle David Bates gives a brief overview of the show and tries to talk with some responders that, well, do not speak English. Then join him with Jonas Liden, an industrial designer from Sweeden, Gary DeCosse of Crestline, USA, and Ronald Rolfsen from Oslo University Hospital in Norway as they compare and contrast European ambulance design against those of North America. Dr. Nadine Levick then steps in at the end to thank Gary DeCosse and Crestline Coach, LTD for being a Corporate Partner.

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