Officer Safety

Read: Compassion Fatigue: Your Job Is to Help Others, but Who Is Helping You?

Compassion Fatigue: Your Job Is to Help Others, but Who Is Helping You?

First responders, clinicians, educators, counselors and others in the helping professions can be vulnerable to compassion fatigue. Here’s how you can take care of yourself during these troubling times.

Read: States, Hospitals Resorting to Extraordinary Measures to Obtain PPE

States, Hospitals Resorting to Extraordinary Measures to Obtain PPE

The measures are in response to fears that the federal government will seize their shipments of COVID-19 personal protective equipment and other supplies.

Read: FBI Warns Health Care Professionals of Increased Potential for Fraudulent Sales of COVID-19-Related Medical Equipment

FBI Warns Health Care Professionals of Increased Potential for Fraudulent Sales of COVID-19-Related Medical Equipment

Scammers may promise equipment they do not have access to in order to capitalize on the medical community’s urgent needs.

Read: OCR Issues Guidance to Help Ensure First Responders and Others Receive Protected Health Information about Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

OCR Issues Guidance to Help Ensure First Responders and Others Receive Protected Health Information about Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

Here’s how covered entities may disclose protected health information about an individual who’s infected with or exposed to COVID-19 to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders, and public health authorities.

Read: COVID-19 Patient Escapes Connecticut Hospital

COVID-19 Patient Escapes Connecticut Hospital

The 55-year-old homeless male, who had tested positive for COVID-19, left on foot.

Read: How Police Officers Can Protect Themselves from Coronavirus Exposure

How Police Officers Can Protect Themselves from Coronavirus Exposure

With the rise in number of law enforcement agencies reporting employee exposure to COVID-19, here’s how officers can protect themselves.

Read: Patient Takes Officer Gun, Shoots Several Rounds in Colorado Hospital

Patient Takes Officer Gun, Shoots Several Rounds in Colorado Hospital

Although several shots were fired by the forensic patient during the incident, no one was hit by gunfire.

Read: Truman State Selects ScheduleAnywhere for Officer Scheduling

Truman State Selects ScheduleAnywhere for Officer Scheduling

ScheduleAnywhere allows officers to communicate scheduling remotely from any computer or mobile device with internet access.

Read: Opinion: When a ‘Good Guy with a Gun’ Gets Shot

Opinion: When a ‘Good Guy with a Gun’ Gets Shot

Two recent police shootings of ‘Good Guys with Guns’ in Alabama and Oregon are examples of the risks of friendly fire when armed citizens try to become first responders.

Read: All Univ. of Wisconsin Campuses to Carry Narcan

All Univ. of Wisconsin Campuses to Carry Narcan

University of Wisconsin police officers will now carry Narcan so they can quickly revive individuals who have overdosed.

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