Special Subject for Paramedics: Prevention of Violence

Violence towards the prehospital emergency professionals is often neglected. The rate of occupational injuries among paramedics and other emergency medical professionals is eight times higher than the national average for all workers and twice as high as the rate for police officers; it seems there is no occupational group with a higher injury or fatality rate than paramedics and medical professionals in emergency medicine. To enhance this, Medical College decided to create a new subject for students of the Paramedic Program - Prevention of Violence.