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The COVID-19 pandemic is raising a host of concerns unique to EMS practitioners. EMS responders at every level, from EMRs to EMTs to medics, as well as advanced practice personnel, have many questions about how legal and clinical documentation issues will play out in this crisis: Are we held to the same standard of care in a crisis? What documentation issues are unique to this pandemic that we haven’t thought about? What communications are allowed under HIPAA? 

In this free webinar devoted specifically to the EMS legal and documentation issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, national EMS attorneys Doug Wolfberg and Steve Wirth and NAEMT President Matt Zavadsky will address these and other COVID-19 concerns. The presenters, who have decades of EMS field provider experience, will also answer your questions during this must-attend event.

You’ll Learn:

  • Specific items related to clinical assessment, infection control, medical necessity and patient disposition that providers must document on a PCR to protect themselves and their agencies
  • Potential documentation and patient signature alternatives to reduce the risk of cross-contamination of devices
  • Whether providers will be notified if they care for a patient later found to be COVID-19-positive

Presented by:

Doug Wolfberg, JD
Founding Partner
Page, Wolfberg & Wirth

Steve Wirth, Esq. 
EMT-P
Founding Partner
Page, Wolfberg & Wirth

Matt Zavadsky
MS-HSA, NREMT
Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
President, NAEMT

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