Your Thoughts On Arming EMS?

This week there was no live podcast.  I did want to highlight one post we did back in February that I think is worth revisiting a little. The link is below. Be sure to post your comments and or tips.

Click here to listen to Arming of EMS.

Comments

  1. like anything, there are pros and cons…. our biggest concern is role confusion along with firearm retention.IF i am to carry, am i deputized? do i have arresting powers? what if a patient tells me something as the proider, does that count as doctor/provider patient confidentiality or am i considered law enforecement and can use it? do i have to miranda them before treatment?
    and if i am dealing with a sick person, maybe the bad guy, and focused on my job at hand, i am not focused on weapons retention…which could turn ugly

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