Off-duty EMS: 'Can you help without getting yourself into trouble?'
Gordon Graham breaks down good Samaritan laws and the decision to get involved when off-duty
In Today's Tip, Lexipol co-founder and risk management expert Gordon Graham discusses situations in which off-duty EMS providers may find themselves torn over whether or not offer aid due to a lack of training in advanced scenarios. According to Gordon, many states have good Samaritan laws, which protect bystanders who offer aid to someone experiencing a medical emergency.
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