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The Critical Role of EMS in Injury Prevention-Keith Griffiths

Over the last decade, the rise of community paramedicine and mobile integrated healthcare programs has reinvigorated efforts to involve EMS in injury prevention programs. The EMS profession has adopted a more proactive stance toward caring for communities, and it is time for all EMS organizations to focus on keeping patients safe and healthy before the emergency, not just after. Two decades ago, the drowning of a toddler inspired paramedics to create EPIC Medics and assume community leadership in injury prevention. In this session, you’ll hear from award-winning agencies including how they implemented their program and lessons learned.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe some of the challenges associated with implementing prevention programs in EMS agencies.

2. Understand the importance of data and evidence in shaping and evaluating injury and illness prevention programs.

3. Understand the keys to successfully implementing prevention programs in your community. 


EMS Agenda 2050 Technical Expert Panel. (2019, January). EMS Agenda 2050: A People-Centered Vision for the Future of Emergency Medical Services (Report No. DOT HS 812 664). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • Format
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Credits
    1 CE
  • After passing the course, your certificate will be available for download here.