Can I See Your License Please?

I like writing about health care and the airline industry. So, have you heard the one about the pilot passing himself off as a cardiologist? William Hamman, a captain for United Airlines, offered team-based education to physicians, representing himself as one of them. The popular instructor videotaped “treatment drills” for MIs (heart attacks) and offered critique for improvement using his aviation safety background. According to AP writer Marilynn Marchione’s article, Haman’s training sessions were labeled, “This is Your Captain Speaking: What can we learn about patient safety from the airlines?”