Letter to the Editor
I, like Dr. Edwin Leap, have been independent for several years. (“The High but Worthwhile Price of Freedom,” EMN 2014;37:15; http://bit.ly/1ChrT6N.) If you are a member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, you can get a Procedural Sedation and Advanced Resuscitation Expertise card. It covers all the ACLS, PALS, etc., requirements. No hospital has refused it yet. Hope that this will save you money and time.
W. H. Eelkema, MD
Dr. Leap responds: This is a great idea!