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Course Type: Full-length Course
Duration: 60 min
Chokeholds, Ketamine, and Prone Positioning: The Legal and Medical Implications for EMS Practitioners
Presented By: Steve Wirth, Walt Stoy

Course Description

Recent societal events have focused on misconduct by law enforcement and improper use of chokeholds and other restraint mechanisms. But police officers are not the only ones who may act improperly, causing harm to others. It happens in EMS agencies, too! This dynamic and thought-provoking session will discuss the legal liability and the untoward medical effects of physical and chemical restraints. In this course, you’ll hear from two legal and clinical experts as they address the challenging “dual role” of the EMS practitioner in ensuring both patient and bystander safety and at the same time remaining an ardent patient advocate when dealing with difficult patients or persons in custody.

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