EMS Safety

In order to receive a refund, or if you need to withdraw or transfer classes, you must submit your request by email to Tasheena Taylor at taylorta@grayson.edu, at least 7 business days prior to the course start date.





EMS Safety teaches students how to protect themselves and their patients while on the job. The course promotes a culture of safety and helps reduce the number of on-the-job fatalities and injuries. EMS Safety is the only national, comprehensive safety course for EMS practitioners. Its interactive format features real-life case studies and compelling discussions on current safety issues, and provides participants with a forum to share their own experiences. Critical thinking stations help build participants’ risk assessment and decision-making skills. EMS Safety is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners, other medical professionals providing prehospital patient care, and EMS supervisors and administrators. Participants are taught: • To identify and manage the hazards that can appear during daily tasks, from offensive drivers to violent encounters to chronic stress • Practical strategies to apply in the field, from situational awareness to defensive driving to verbal deflection • How to strengthen resiliency skills to combat both chronic and critical incident stress. Topics covered include:
  • Crew resource management in EMS
  • Situational awareness and defensive driving for safe emergency vehicle operations
  • Multi-agency pre-planning, vehicle and practitioner visibility techniques, and defensive staging practices at roadside incidents
  • Lift assist teams, lifting and moving equipment, and behavioral controls for EMS practitioner and patient injury protection
  • Situational awareness for scene safety, verbal and physical techniques to deescalate potential threats
  • Infection and contagion control to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from emerging threats
  • Resiliency skills to help EMS practitioners cope with daily and critical incident stress
  • Personal readiness for the daily challenges and hazards of working in the field through optimal personal health
Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as EMS Safety providers for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit. (8-hour classroom course for EMS practitioners at all levels.)

Location & Times:

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Main Campus, Health Science, Room 300-D




The EMS Safety 2nd Edition book is required for this course.