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 What about mode of response? If local emergency services worked with an EMD Center and a physician medical director to establish different priority levels of response mode and configuration based on EMD findings, would that put them at legal risk?


Again, there is actually a lot of support for critical thinking about emergency response. Over recent years, many sophisticated emergency services have developed response protocols that take into account that not every call may warrant the risks posed by lights and sirens. Responding to very minor calls with lights and sirens may, in fact, pose a danger to providers and the public and thus increase liability. Many, arguably all, ambulance crashes are preventable in some respect.

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Article ID: 22

Category: Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD)

Date added: 09-20-2013 11:02:01

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