Is There a Doctor on Board? Physicians on QuantiaMD Discuss the Good Samaritan Law and Passenger Emergencies
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QuantiaMD, the largest social learning network for physicians – developed by Quantia, Inc. –brings physicians from across the nation together to connect with top experts and ask questions across a variety of medical topics important to their practice and patients. Unlike a conference or live event, physicians on QuantiaMD learn from experts and ask questions at anytime – all virtually – saving time and expense. Recently, Dr. Sajid Khan, Emergency Medicine Physician, Kansas City, MO covered how the Good Samaritan Law affects physicians if there is a medical emergency while on-board an airplane.
“This helps us save time, speed the flow of information, and look at things we thought we were completely familiar with—in a new light.”
The presentation sparked an extensive conversation with 14,000 physician participants, 600 comments, and 30 questions answered by Dr. Khan over just a few days. Dr. Khan discussed what can invalidate Good Samaritan protection such as gross negligence and compensation, and offered guidance for treating patients while on-board. For example, physicians should always identify their qualifications, obtain verbal consent from the patient, communicate with the on-ground medical support staff, and recommend diversion if necessary.
However, many questions about onboard emergencies still arose. Top questions among physicians included:
- What kinds of medications are typically on-board a flight? How can I find out in advance what the medical supply bag contains?
- Who has the final say in diverting the plane?
- Are physician assistants provided the same protection under the Good Samaritan law as physicians?
- What if more than one physician responds to a request and their opinions on treatment/diversion differ?
- As an MD, NP or a nurse, could you be held liable for not assisting?
- Are there any specific suggestions regarding psychiatric emergencies?
- What qualifications do the flight attendants have...such as basic life support training?
To view the full presentation and Q&A with Dr. Khan visit, Good Samaritan Laws: Is There a Doctor on Board?
“In this segment, we were able to focus on some key areas of the Good Samaritan law many physicians weren’t familiar with that can directly impact the care they can provide to passengers while on-board. On QuantiaMD, not only can we share our expertise on a topic, but we can gather opinions and feedback from physicians across the country to gain a different viewpoint,” said Dr. Sajid Khan. “This helps us save time, speed the flow of information, and look at things we thought we were completely familiar with—in a new light.”
QuantiaMD now includes over 1,000 top experts, covering all top 20 hospitals in the US. A typical physician spends 20 minutes per session consuming content and interacting with peers on QuantiaMD, making it an ideal platform to communicate and share knowledge. Nationwide, 1 in 3 physicians visit QuantiaMD each quarter. Additionally, more than 50% of members visit QuantiaMD on a mobile device.
Quantia, Inc. is a leader in Physician Relationship Management. We enable meaningful communication between physicians, clinicians and major healthcare organizations. As the creator of QuantiaMD, the largest social learning network for physicians, we are experts in physician engagement and alignment. Our web-based and mobile platform uses a blend of social media, game mechanics and engagement science to help clients―organizations such as health systems and life sciences companies―collaborate with physicians to reduce costs, save time and improve quality of care. Learn more about Quantia at www.quantia-inc.com and QuantiaMD at www.quantiamd.com.