"Under JAR-OPS regulations, it's actually the medical crew and NOT the pilot who gets to make the call regarding whether or not the flight should be taken. Consequently under the same regulations, as a HEMS crew paramedic, I must receive formal…"
MSc EMS (Immediate Care), University College Dublin; DipIMC (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh); DipEMT (University College, Dublin), NQEMT-Advanced Paramedic, NREMT-Paramedic, CCEMT-Paramedic (UMBC), Health Professions Council State Registered Paramedic (U.K.), Pennsylvania State Certified EMT-Paramedic, Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C)
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My Momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get"
Thankyou Darren! Our ambulances are all LED now, I do agree with you on the whole "combination" theory. We have also recently been wearing lime green and / or bright orange (for we Supervisors so the snipers can pick us off, lol) coats and vests with a great deal of reflective striping. I can't even walk into the rooms in the hospitals with the automatic water faucets in the sinks without them all turning on. These efforts to make us more visible are to prevent accidents when on the scene beside a busy highway. If it saves one person's life it will have done its job.
Lol....he's right! I was just cruising around Youtube and found some really good footage of the Ambulances in Ireland and the UK. We are just now getting around to placing the reflective stripes on the rear doors. I was just wondering if there are any studies out there that show if your colors make a difference in safety. Our rigs seem to have a great deal more LED lights....like a Christmas tree....some of our research shows these can sometimes be a distraction, draws people right into you on a scene and has a mezmerizing effect. Just curious!
Thanks for the comment in the thread--It has been very interesting. Of course these doctors are not emergency medicine but I had no idea the totality of just not really having an identity with these physicians--very strange to say the least! They really has no idea about our ACLS--none..Education with out attitude and doing well in this atmosphere may go a long way for me and other medics they could possibly hire!
Thanks for the tip about the gore tex. I'm really happy that you don't have warm beer. That's the only thing that has been holding me back. lol! Just kidding. Whenever we get close to making the trip a reality we'll give you a call for more tips.
Annette and I have talked about traveling to Ireland someday. She has been, I haven't gotten past Mexico yet. One of our stops will be to see how things are done there. Mabe meet some of the people we meet on this site. My only request is, please have some COLD beer for me.
Well, it was $6.00 to have a pair of jeans washed and dried...so I tried to do it myself, only to find that the air was so wet it would have grown mold before it ever did dry!...spent the 6 bucks...I'll check out that website, thanks!