When Drunks Want Out, Who Are We To Stop Them?

Remember the part of EMT and Paramedic class about babysitting? Me neither. Sure we should take care of patients and prevent people from harming themselves. But at what expense? Provider injury to stop someone from doing something stupid? Maybe even dumber  than what they have already done to be in your ambulance in the first place.

Take a listen to this weeks episode about the drunk who would be free. Only to sue EMS for his actions.


 

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EMS In The “War”m Zone?

EMS This week Jim and Josh were joined by Dave Brenner. They talked a bit about EMS training, vehicle responsibilities and found their way into a recent article in the NY Times about sending EMS providers into active shooter warm zones on a more frequent basis. Is this a good idea? Take a listen to the panels ideas and leave your own below.


 

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How Can I Be So Dumb?

This weeks Monday Minutes offers a confession. I talk a lot about scene safety in EMS and situational awareness, but once in awhile I find myself in not so great a situation. I end up asking myself  “How can I be so dumb?”.  Take a listen to this five minute episode and let me know your thoughts below.