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A third-year medical resident is driving home after being on call and witnesses a car accident. He sees one person leave the car and collapse at the side of the road. He pulls over to help. The person appears to to be a female in her 30s with a large laceration across her forehead. She is barely conscious. Which of the following is required and/or implied under the Good Samaritan Law?

A) Compensation for actions
B) Continued care until emergency service is activated
C) Freedom from legal actions
D) Implied consent of patient
E) Use of standard procedure

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Really

What are you talking about guys! :rolleyes: That's an easy question and you shouldn't be missing it.

Good Samaritan laws are laws or acts in some cases obliging people to give reasonable assistance to those who are injured, ill, in peril, or otherwise incapacitated (duty to rescue), and in all cases protecting people who do so against legal action. The protection is intended to reduce bystanders' hesitation to assist, for fear of being sued or prosecuted for unintentional injury or wrongful death.

The correct answer C.
 

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all i know from my years of watching seinfeld is that if you don't help, they can throw you in jail. even if you have a good lawyer like jackie chiles lol

i think the answer is C doe.
 

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A third-year medical resident is driving home after being on call and witnesses a car accident. He sees one person leave the car and collapse at the side of the road. He pulls over to help. The person appears to to be a female in her 30s with a large laceration across her forehead. She is barely conscious. Which of the following is required and/or implied under the Good Samaritan Law?

A) Compensation for actions
B) Continued care until emergency service is activated
C) Freedom from legal actions
D) Implied consent of patient
E) Use of standard procedure

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Ee....u are required to use standard procedure otherwise pxt can sue u

Cc.wrong cos even driving past a pxt in need or attempting a procedure beyond ur capacity is legaly punishable or not using standar procedure

B..wrong cos u must join the ambulance until pxt is in ER unless its unsafe.

A & B ofcourse does not apply
 

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correct answer :)

congratulations to those of you who chose E) Use of standard procedure as this is correct answer :)

Explanation (source FA Q&A):

The Good Samaritan Law is meant to protect people (including off-duty medical professionals) who help others in emergency situations such as this mentioned in the question. The law differs in each state, but the general rule concepts are the same: care providers must use standard procedures. Note that the law does not protect volunteers from gross negligence. Volunteers should limit their actions to their field of training.

Answer A is incorrect. The Good Samaritan Law stipulates that the care provider cannot request or receive compensation for their actions.

Answer B is incorrect. The provider should call for help as soon as possible. The law requires that once the provider assumes the role, he or she must stay with the victim until further help arrives, not simply until help is called.

Answer C is incorrect. The Good Samaritan Law DOES NOT protect the volunteer form legal action. The patient is free to pursue legal recourse if the care provided is negligent and results in injury.

In KLN we can read:

You are not required to stop and help.
If help offered, shielded from liability provided:
1) actions are within physician's competence (so I guess dermatologist shouldn't intubate? ;) )
2) only accepted procedures are performed
3) physician remains at scene after starting therapy until relieved by competent personnel
4) no compensation changes hands.
 

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congratulations to those of you who chose E) Use of standard procedure as this is correct answer :)

Explanation (source FA Q&A):

The Good Samaritan Law is meant to protect people (including off-duty medical professionals) who help others in emergency situations such as this mentioned in the question. The law differs in each state, but the general rule concepts are the same: care providers must use standard procedures. Note that the law does not protect volunteers from gross negligence. Volunteers should limit their actions to their field of training.

Answer A is incorrect. The Good Samaritan Law stipulates that the care provider cannot request or receive compensation for their actions.

Answer B is incorrect. The provider should call for help as soon as possible. The law requires that once the provider assumes the role, he or she must stay with the victim until further help arrives, not simply until help is called.

Answer C is incorrect. The Good Samaritan Law DOES NOT protect the volunteer form legal action. The patient is free to pursue legal recourse if the care provided is negligent and results in injury.

In KLN we can read:

You are not required to stop and help.
If help offered, shielded from liability provided:
1) actions are within physician's competence (so I guess dermatologist shouldn't intubate? ;) )
2) only accepted procedures are performed
3) physician remains at scene after starting therapy until relieved by competent personnel
4) no compensation changes hands.
thank you BUt those days in school,we were taught that
-goodsamaritan law demands you must stop and help and will be penalised if you fail to help or pass on.
-you should commence care and call for help and must remain with pxt until transported to hospital unless its unsafe for you.
thanx once again though:)
 

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I agree we should do that. Definitely! I'm not US citizen, I don't live in US, so with general legal issues I rely on Kaplan :)
i totally agree with you.i choose option E too but kind of a little confused with the other 2 concepts you listed.
kaplan is still gold standard and more logical.
i querried why we are compelled to stop and assist in emergency when you are not to be paid by the way:))
 
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