Back Injury Prevention for EMS (v2)

Course overview

For EMS responders, back injuries are the most common injury to experience in the line of duty. These injuries, in addition to being painful, can lead to extended time away from work, and even end an EMS career.

To reduce your risk for back injury, review the basic structures in the back that commonly sustain injury, the mechanics of safe lifting, and the steps to follow to coordinate a lift safely.

Featuring Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH, NREMT-P