BLUF: Crisis Medicine and Dr. Mike Shertz have no disclosures.
An important factor in medical education is disclosures. This is, who pays the presenter, where do they get their income? For example, if a presenter is sponsored by a widget manufacturer, students need to know that because the payment/sponsorship is likely to influence the presenter’s opinion.
Crisis Medicine has no disclosures. We do not accept payment from industry. When approached to test a new piece of equipment or device, we do so and offer our opinion freely, leading one manufacturer lately to refer to Dr. Shertz as “the Tourniquet Bully.” But neither Dr. Shertz, nor Crisis Medicine accepts any funding for these opinions.