Hold Up and Buckle Up

Hold Up and Buckle Up: It only takes a second, but making sure everyone in the ambulance is buckled up and equipment is secured can save lives and prevent serious injury. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 84% of EMS providers were not properly buckled up and only 33% of patients were properly secured with both lap and shoulder restraints during ambulance crashes. Click here to check out this month’s Health and Safety Infographic to learn more about best practices for maximizing safety for you and your patients while riding in an ambulance.

For additional information on Provider Health and Safety topics, visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/health-and-safety-bulletins/.

Fiber: The Forgotten Hero of Human Health

Fiber: The Forgotten Hero of Human Health Fiber is an important, but often overlooked nutrient that has a multitude of health benefits. Not only does it aid digestive health, but fiber is also crucial for preventing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and even mood disorders. However, more than 97% of men and 90% of women in the United States fail to meet the recommended daily fiber intake. Are you getting enough fiber in your diet?

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For additional information on Provider Health and Safety topics, visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/health-and-safety-bulletins/.