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Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance System
U.S. National Response Team (NRT): January 26, 2012
The purpose of this document is to provide a recommended health monitoring and surveillance framework for emergency responders involved in disaster response. This guidance document builds on systems and practices currently in use, and should prove useful to persons or organizations who are responsible for, or design tools for, responder registration, credentialing, training, health screening, health monitoring, exposure assessment, safety, surveillance, and treatment.
Fatal and nonfatal injuries among emergency medical technicians and paramedics
Prehospital Emergency Care: October-December 2011 / 15(4): 511-517
This study described fatal and nonfatal injuries occurring to EMTs and paramedics. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and the occupational supplement to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS-Work) were analyzed for the period 2003-2007.
Occupational injuries among emergency responders
American Journal of Industrial Medicine: January 2010 / 53(1):1-11
This study characterized injuries among emergency medical services, firefighting, and police occupations by using data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System - Occupational Supplement (NEISS-Work) for injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments in 2000-2001.
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