Duty to Act: Maintaining Compassion and Safety for Difficult Patients

June 10: 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.

Date: June 10, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

Duration: 1 Hour.

CEU: A certificate of attendance will be offered.

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.

Presented by Steve Wirth ESQ, EMT-P

Walt A. Stoy, Ph.D, EMT-P

Scott Bourn, Ph.D, RN, Paramedic, FACHE

Steve Wirth Esq, EMT-P

Steve Wirth is a founding member of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth and counsels ambulance services and EMS agencies across the country in a wide range of medical transportation, reimbursement, compliance, labor and employment, and corporate law issues. He has over 40 years of experience as an EMT, paramedic, flight paramedic, EMS instructor, fire officer, and EMS administrator.

Walt A. Stoy, PhD, EMT-P

Walt Stoy is a professor and the founding director of the Emergency Medicine Program in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, Paramedic, FACHE

Scott Bourn serves as vice president of Clinical Quality & Impact at Securisyn Medical, senior quality consultant and research chair at ESO Solutions, and co-director of the NAEMSP Quality & Safety Course.

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Sponsored by ESO

ESO is dedicated to improving community health and safety through the power of data. Since its founding in 2004, the company has been a pioneer in electronic patient care records (ePCR) software for emergency medical services, fire departments and ambulance services. Today, ESO serves more than 14,000 customers throughout the U.S. The company’s healthcare, community safety and technology experts deliver the most innovative software and data solutions on the market, including the industry-leading ”ESO Electronic Health Record (EHR);” ESO Health Data Exchange (HDE) the first-of-its-kind healthcare interoperability platform; record management system (RMS) for fire departments; and ambulance revenue recovery/billing software. ESO is also playing a leading role in helping EMS provider organizations across the nation successfully transition to ”NEMSIS Version 3″ and new state standards for electronic patient care reporting.

Please visit us at eso.com/resources.

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