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This edition of EMS One-Stop looks at diversity, equity and inclusion in U.S. EMS. This episode takes a deep dive into two academic research papers recently published by members of NAEMSP’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee who focus on the delivery of care and how that care may differ based on a patient’s ethnicity and race.
Host Rob Lawrence welcomes:
- Dr. Anjni Joiner, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, and medical director for Durham County EMS
- Dr. Ameera Haamid, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Chicago and associate medical director for Chicago South EMS
- Dr. Andra Farcas, emergency physician at the University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus
- Dr. Jordan Rudman, emergency medicine resident at the Harvard Emergency Medical Residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
The two research papers discussed are available at:
- Rudman JS, Farcas A, Salazar GA, et al. (2022) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the United States Emergency Medical Services Workforce: A Scoping Review, Prehospital Emergency Care
- Farcas AM, Joiner AP, Rudman JS, et al. (2022) Disparities in Emergency Medical Services Care Delivery in the United States: A Scoping Review
Racial disparities in EMS
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