CME/CE: Preparing to Be a Good Samaritan

CME/CE: Preparing to Be a Good Samaritan
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Taylor Burkholder, MD, MPH

PGY-4, Denver Health Emergency Medicine
Denver Health & Hospital Authority

Taylor Burkholder, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

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Taylor Burkholder, MD, MPH (click to view)

Taylor Burkholder, MD, MPH

PGY-4, Denver Health Emergency Medicine
Denver Health & Hospital Authority

Taylor Burkholder, MD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

Many emergency physicians (EPs) can expect to provide Good Samaritan care during their careers, but EPs could be better prepared by carrying a kit with supplies and medications that are most likely to be used in such events.
Readings & Resources (click to view)

Burkholder TW, King RA. Emergency physicians as Good Samaritans: survey of frequency, locations, supplies and medications. Western J Emerg Med. 2016;17:15-17. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4729412/.

Kofler A, Rainer B, Lederer W, et al. Review on the importance of an emergency kit for physicians in out-of-hospital emergencies. Eur J Emerg Med. 2006;13:380-382.

Whiticar RA, Potts DJ, Smith S, et al. Be prepared! Drugs and equipment for ‘Good Samaritan’ acts. Eur J Emerg Med. 2007;14:236-238.

Fitzgerald MC, Spencer J. The doctor’s emergency kit. Aust N Z J Surg. 1999;69:594-596.

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