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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
EMCrit Blog and Podcast
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:EMCrit Blog and Podcast
Web address:http://emcrit.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct927643
Date of initial review: 26 Jul 2009
Validity of certificate02 May 2012 - May 2014
Date of last visit16 May 2012
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Hi my name is Scott Weingart. Any posts listed as authored by EMCrit are by me. I am an ED Intensivist from New York City. I hold the degree of MD (Medical Doctor). I went to medical school and did my emergency medicine residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then did a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the Shock Trauma Center.
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For the collaborative platform:

Our blog is moderated occasionally and posteriorly. ... Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.
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2. Presentation of the site
My career goal and the purpose of this blog and podcast are to bring Upstairs Care, Downstairs–that is to bring ICU level care to the ED, so our patients can receive optimum treatment the moment they roll through the door.
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The audience for this forum is medical residents, attendings, nurses, paramedics, EMTs and students.
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Purpose of the website
The information on the website is not meant to replace the advice of a health professional; it is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
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For the collaborative platform:

Comments posted on this Blog should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
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3. Confidentiality
Any information collected by our website, such as an email address, will never be passed on to any third party, unless required by law. We hate spam, we will never contribute to the spam epidemic.
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For the collaborative platform:

We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Link to source and the author is an health professional.

Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Here is the Handout

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For the collaborative platform:

We invite you to provide resources (references, links, …) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant.
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All posts and comments are automatically dated.
1 MAY 2012
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

For the collaborative platform:

Internet users commenting on my blog must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.
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6. User support and adequation
A contact form is provided.
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no special accessibility.

7. Disclosure of funding sources
This site is funded by me. We take no money from companies or advertisers.
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For the collaborative platform:

Moderators are volunteers.
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8. Advertising policy
Our Website does not host any form of advertisement. If this ever changes, we will let you know here.
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For the collaborative platform:

Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment without permission.
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