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Ramblings of an Emergency Physician in Texas



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By: Anonymous

Wed, 08 Jun 2005 19:15:10 +0000

Well, I'm all in favour of doctors being able to handle emergencies. But it sounds like they're insisting on "merit badge" courses for guys with office-based practices whether or not they're ever likely to encounter an emergency. Sure the GP should be able to do basic handling of any emergency, but the dermatologist? The psychiatrist? Reminds me a little of a guy I worked for as a medical student-he was a general surgeon with a critical care fellowship as well as acting as one of the trauma team leaders, but he officially wasn't allowed to respond to codes in the hospital, because he didn't have a current BLS (Basic Life Support, essentially the same CPR training course most security guards have to take) certification.