Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Abstract

Any time that an EMS staff administers care to a patient, safety is a primary consideration. EMS workers are subjected to injuries ranging from low back pain to major body injuries. In this project, we evaluated safety and its challenges in the work of paramedics EMS. Attention is paid on particularly how safety is correlated to what paramedics EMS wear. We propose changes that must be made to improve safety. We used the change to design a new gear with special features and materials that would improve the safety of paramedics EMS. A GPS tracking system is incorporated into the gear.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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