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Pragmatic Paramedics

Feb 22, 2023

As EMS providers we know all too well about violence, trauma, and the associated dangers of the job but we tend to struggle with what to do when we encounter violent scenes that involve our brothers and sisters in law enforcement and the patients we are committed to care for. 

However, what happens when the line we need to cross is one of our own?

Police use of force has been an ongoing issue in the U.S. for decades but recently the media has started to focus on not only the police officers involved in these violent encounters but also the EMS providers who are dispatched to aid the patient. 

There is a thin and very blurred line that we must navigate to be a patient care provider and advocate but also a public safety brother and sister. 

Listen in as we talk with providers, reporters, and others who face these difficult situations in the name of community safety, wellbeing, and the job. 

In this episode, with The Mando Medic, we discuss his personal experiences with these situations, thoughts on how to decrease negative patient outcomes in these scenarios, and ways to improve EMS and LE cooperation.

As always, thanks for listening and we hope this series provides just one more tool to help you better yourself and the patients we see daily. 

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