When a member of the community needs care and calls for help, he or she expects the team that responds to be fit for the job. But today, many EMS providers are plagued by poor fitness, shift-compounded fatigue and decades-old misinformation about safety. The result is, many aren’t ready to best serve their patients or their career, leaving themselves and their systems at risk for injury and lost revenue.
Career EMTs and paramedics go through extensive medical training and continuing education in order to care for their patients. And yet, little time is spent learning equally critical skills to keep themselves safe from injury and truly fit for a job that often taxes the boundaries of physical fitness. So, EMS providers work every day compounding the conditions that could lead to catastrophic loss, both for the provider and his or her system. With countless lost days, weeks or months of work and mounting workers’ compensation claims, everyone loses.
While EMS has taught its providers the necessary clinical skills, it has neglected to train for the true rigor of the job itself. But now, there’s the FitResponder System, the industry’s only validated, evidence-based learning system built for every EMS team to empower them to safely prevent injury and promote total wellness. With FitResponder, system leaders can be confident they’re reducing risk and turnover, increasing responder career longevity, and improving on boarding and operational efficiency.
- Only safety-based learning system built by and for responders – Designed by the industry’s leading expert in fitness and wellness, the FitResponder System reflects years of experience in the field to ensure its training is well-tested and EMS-approved.
- Validated methodology – Using the latest evidence-based methods, the FitResponder System meets or exceeds 4 of the 5 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for EMS safety, fatigue management and fatigue-related risks.
- Flexible training model – To meet virtually any EMS department size and budget, our system can be delivered in both hands-on and virtual methods.
- A healthy ROI – A modest investment in FitResponder could save you tens of thousands in potential lost revenue and workers’ compensation mitigation.