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Audio: Field Determination of Death Documentation Tips

Buck Feris discusses paramedic field determination of death in a short audio recording (5 minutes). Paramedics need to remember that less is more when writing documentation of death in the patient care report. Buck has observed too many instances where inappropriate or excessive information is gathered that often times disturbs a potential crime scene.

Buck is a Paramedic and EMS educator in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also a co-host of the EMSEduCast and creator/producer of Copy Code Three – a new podcast where ordinary people tell stories about their extra ordinary lives.


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.