-- [ From: Martin Herman * EMC.Ver #2.5.1 ] --
I would agree with Steven,
I hold certificates just like everyone else and the hastle with
recertifying is time consuming and expensive..
In our center we are required to be current in CPR/BLS, PALS/ APLS,
&ATLS. ACLS certification is encouraged but not required.
I know of other merit badges but am not certified in them,, these
include NALS, ABLS (advanced burn life support)and Base Station.. I
suppose we could well see Advanced Obstetrical Life Support, Advanced
Orthopedic Support, Advanced Psychiatric Support etc if no one jumps in
to stop this runaway train...Where will it end??
I think since we do resuscitations more than anyone else in the hospital
and are essentially the only faculty teaching resus to residents and
fellows, certification in these areas seems redundant..
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