NAEMT: Four in Five Medics Injured on the Job

December 2005
Fire Chief;Dec2005, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports on findings by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals in the United States on the injuries and medical conditions of medics as a result of their work. Four in five medics surveyed are injured or got sick following the performance of an emergency task. Fifty-two percent have been assaulted by a patient. Fifty percent have been exposed to an infectious disease.


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