The Extension Of EMS

EMS1This week Jim, Josh and guest David Brenner talk about sharing EMS responsibilities with Fire, Law Enforcement and even camp counselors. When does it end, are the lines becoming blurred between what EMS does, patient care and who is best suited to perform interventions in the field?

Is it about the patients, budgets or turf?

Take a listen and leave your thoughts below in the comments.

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