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Specially trained hospital security guards are only part of the solution to making health-care workers and their patients feel safe. from www.shutterstock.com

Beefing up security isn’t the only way to make hospitals safer

Security guards won't protect paramedics and community nurses from violent patients. And in hospital, some security guards can unwittingly escalate violence, unless they're specially trained.
Paramedics have higher rates of mental health problems than other emergency services workers. from www.shutterstock.com

Paramedics need more support to deal with daily trauma

Paramedics face traumatic situations every day. They need policies to ensure support is provided in the immediate aftermath of trauma, and early access to mental health care.
After two terror attacks the prior week, police patrolled the Westminster Bridge on election day 2017 in London. AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

Lessons for first responders on the front lines of terrorism

Given the persistent risk of terrorist attacks and large-scale accidents, it's more critical than ever for EMTs, police, firefighters and others to learn from the past.

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