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emt2359

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  1. @emtwannbe3,

    Your post indicates to me more of a desire to enhance the current education that first respondents currently possess about behavior emergencies rather than going into EMS.  Given your academic history, you seem to be in a great position to format your ideas into a program that would help everyone involved with patients experiencing an issue.   I would recommend seeking some ride-along time to understand the challenges of the first respondents to gain insight on the real views first respondents have about patients that suffer from psychiatric or behavioral emergencies.


  2. Interesting.   I think a lot will have to do with how management handles the information on the files.   Will it be archived securely in the event of litigation or will it be reviewed for quality improvement/witch-hunt reasons?

    Would medicare / medicaid want access to the files to validate billing?

     


  3. I would say that if the EMT was not accessing privileged information from run reports or other confidential documents then there is no expectation of HIPAA protection.  If they are just regurgitating the news that everyone else posses then the EMT would be all set.  If the EMT is acting as a representative of the organization as he speaks of the incident, there may be internal policy issues but no HIPAA issues.   

    I look forward to what everyone else has on this.


  4. I have seen a lot of ads lately from different colleges that are offering bachelor degrees in EMS or EMS Management.   In checking their websites it looks like they offer 40-50 credits for a Paramedic and 12 or so for EMT.  

    What are your thoughts on this?  Is this moving us in the right direction?

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