Dear EMS1 Member,
EMS Attorneys Doug Wolfberg and Steve Wirth have written an exclusive, must-read legal analysis following the grand jury indictment of two Colorado paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain. Wolfberg and Wirth breakdown the details in the case, as well as the relationship between EMS and law enforcement in cases involving patients who are combative or violent, especially when ketamine may be indicated.
Here, they also provide recommendations to assist EMS agencies in dealing with difficult situations with law enforcement agencies – including those where there are individuals restrained, in custody or arrested where there may be a need for EMS intervention.
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— Kerri Hatt