Brandon Oto recently published his Laws of EMS. Not only does he provide some great rules for you to follow during your career (and provides the inspiration for this post), he provides an excellent description of what laws should be:
A good law is simple. It’s always true, or almost always, and the exceptions prove the rule. It’s not specific to a certain region or company, but is something you can keep under your hat and carry with you throughout your career. It’s clear and it say something fundamental about the kind of provider you want to be. But most of all, a good law is not just an empty platitude, but rather an actionable guide-post that can answer real questions in real situations. When times are hard or temptations loom, it’ll tell you what to do.
–Brandon Oto, The Laws of EMS
The Laws of EMS in Social Media
- Protect the privacy of your patient
- Be honest
- Be polite
- Be constructive
- Be informative
- Give credit where credit is owed appropriately with links
- Be as prolific a listener as a creator
- Share the good work of others
- Think before you publish
- Be engaging, but not condemning
What “law” would you add or take away?