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Q: To what extent will a disclaimer and caution on a website be enough to protect the content creator from liability?

The website is for paramedics and for other operational staff. It shows equipment usage, procedures and the posts show answers to questions, most of which are in summary form and all of which are referenced to a source. The cautions would be within every video, reminding viewers to check local protocol before putting into place anything they view. The website itself has a disclaimer stating that all content has been produced by a single paramedic, that human error may exist within references, that where opinion may exist it is the opinion of the author alone, and again that readers should always read their own guidelines before putting anything into practice. My question is simply, is this enough?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA

A: You might want to add that these are general depictions/advices and the responder must assess the individual situation to see if the advices apply or if there are features of the patients situation that call for other methods/mesasures, and they should be guided by their assessment, training, and the manufacturer's materials and advices.

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