Responding to EM:RAP and the use of NPPs in the ER
A few months ago, EM:RAP, a well-known and respected EM CME provider hosted a discussion about nonphysician practitioners in the emergency room. Many physicians who listened felt was one-sided and glossed over concerns about independent practice by NPs and PAs. Dr. Steve Carroll, an EM physician and the host of the podcast EM Basics, was so concerned that he reached out to the program to ask for a more even discussion. To their credit, the program allowed him come on to discuss some of the nuances that the initial episode missed. Today we will discuss the initial EM RAP episode that caused so much controversy and Dr Carroll’s response.