Fallout in EMS From Elijah McClain Homicide Trial

Police cars at night. Police car chasing a car at night with fog background. 911 Emergency responseDr. Joe Holley examines some of the key take aways from the verdict against two EMS providers in the Elijah McClain homicide trial. The team goes over lessons that can be learned from this case.

This tragic situation, which resulted in the death of the patient, offers opportunities for all EMS and other medical professional to learn from what occurred. Key challenges start with how protocols are written and how providers are expected to handle situations where patient care is being assumed from police officers.

Check out the additional resources below including an earlier episode of this podcast where we briefly touched on this case.

EMS1.com article on Provider Liability

Attorney/Paramedic Doug Wolfberg webinar on verdict outcome (requires sign up for free Prodigy account)

In addition to our guest this week, we had meteorologist and disaster social media educator Kyle Nelson, along with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis.

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