Standard of Care Podcast

Standard of Care Podcast

Back in EMT class there was one page in the textbook that covered legal issues in pre-hospital medicine. Our world is increasingly more complicated and as a result, one page just doesn't cover it anymore. In this podcast, Sam and Nick discuss important, relevant and modern aspects of EMS law that may have been overlooked in class.... Show More

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February 4, 2021 49 min
On this episode of the Standard of Care Podcast, Nick and Samantha discuss one of their favorite topics: patient refusals! We examine why patient refusals are a liability trap - how can providers walk the fine line between respecting patient wishes and ensuring that patients receive proper care? We discuss Nick’s handy acronym “CURED” (capacity, understanding, risks, education, decision/documentation). Making sure your patient i...
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December 16, 2020 53 min
On this episode of the Standard of Care Podcast, Nick and Samantha roll up their sleeves and discuss the legal impacts of the new COVID-19 vaccine on the EMS workforce. Can an employer mandate that employees receive the vaccine? What is the impact on medical accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and religious accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Are employees potentially covere...
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December 8, 2020 35 min
Following up on the last episode, and further exploring why people sue, Nick and Samantha take a look at two lawsuits recently filed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mario Bianchi and Joseph Nocero both died in incidents that occurred two months apart when both attended Philadelphia Eagles games at Lincoln Financial Field. Their deaths are allegedly a result of the poor medical response by National Event Services, the on-site EMS p...
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November 23, 2020 33 min
In the very first episode of the Standard of Care Podcast, Nick and Samantha take a look at why lawsuits happen to EMS providers. What makes people sue? We talk about some studies that show the reasons why people might take legal action. How can paramedics and EMTs avoid lawsuits? Please like, comment, and subscribe!
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