Duty to Act: Maintaining Compassion and Safety for Difficult Patients

June 10, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

Recent societal events have focused on misconduct by law enforcement and improper use of various restraint mechanisms. This dynamic and thought-provoking session will discuss the legal liability and the untoward medical effects of physical and chemical restraints. Join 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.

Recent societal events have focused on misconduct by law enforcement and improper use of various restraint mechanisms. This dynamic and thought-provoking session will discuss the legal liability and the untoward medical effects of physical and chemical restraints. Join 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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