RaCERS Advisory Board Member Maniscalco co-authors article on “Ethics of PPE and EMS”

RaCERS Advisory Board Member Paul Maniscalco, President Emertitus of the International Association of EMS Chiefs (IAEMSC) , has co-authored an article addressing the chronic shortages of personal protective equipment for EMS workers in the face of COVID-19.

Among their recommendations are the need for consultation between EMS Medical Directors and the EMS front-line workforce, and the need for development of “EMS focused ethical framework to guide decision making and improve preparedness in anticipation of future pandemics.”

The article appears online in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services.  The article can be found at https://www.jems.com/2020/04/10/ethics-of-ppe-and-ems-in-the-covid-19-era/ .

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