EMS Home Page; Injury Prevention Programs 2014 Fall Prevention Awareness Week (2:37 video): Fall Awareness Prevention Walk (Summary - PDF File) USOAC (United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County) Walk Club (Photo). Injuries are a major cause of significant death and disability to children in the Contra Costa EMS system.
CDC - Emergency Medical Services Workers: Injury and Illness Data. The NEISS- Work data in the tables below include all nonfatal injuries and illnesses that occurred during the performance of paid or volunteer EMS duties.
EMS Section: EMS Prevention—What Are You Doing? Texas Department of State Health Services has a “Ready Teddy” program that utilizes a teddy bear mascot to teach injury prevention programs to.
Among men and women, the majority of injured/ill EMS workers were less than 3. Table 1: Demographics of injured/ill EMS workers treated in US hospital emergency departments, 2. Number of injuries/illnesses. Percent. Total. 23,5. Sex. Male. 16,0. 00(8,9. Female. 7,5. 00(3,6.
Age group (in yrs)a< 2. Table 2: Among EMS worker injuries and illnesses, sprains and strains were the most common diagnosis. Most injuries affected the trunk, hand, or leg. The greatest portion of injuries/illnesses involved bodily reactions and exertion. The bodily reactions and exertions frequently resulted from a single incident of free bodily motion which imposed stress or strain on some part of the body or from excessive physical effort. The second most common event related to injuries and illnesses was exposures to harmful substances such as potentially infectious materials (e.
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Among all of the injuries and illnesses, the most common sources which directly produced the injury or illness involved the EMS worker themselves or another person such as a patient. Table 2: Selected characteristics of EMS worker injuries and illnesses treated in US hospital emergency departments, 2. Number of injuries/illnessesa. Percenta. Total. 23,5.
Diagnosis. Sprains & strains. Contusions/abrasions. Body part affected. Lower trunk. 4,8. Upper trunk, inc.
Most sprains and strains, but not all, were noted in connection with bodily reactions or exertion. Falls and other kinds of injury events were occasionally related to sprains or strains. Almost half of all sprain and strain injuries were related to interactions with a patient. Table 3: Selected characteristics of EMS worker sprain and strain injuries treated in US hospital emergency departments, 2. Number of injuries/illnessesa. Percenta. Total. 9,8.
Body part affected. Lower trunk. 3,8.
Upper trunk, inc.