"It is patient abandonment, and he was not in the immediate vicinity of the patient, he was outside the unit with the door shut so he could not see his patient, if the patient would have coded he would not have known until he finally got back in the…"
"Why Paramedic? I mean all of us are EMT's why not just EMT. I hate when I hear someone say im not an EMT im a Paramedic. No your an EMT at the P level.
Im going with the NREMT standard, just in case one of the states classifie the two as two…"
"Now I hate to say this, but unless there was a second paramedic in the back of the rig, that pt was left by them self and thats Pt abandonment, for as long as he was away from the pt, that should not have happen it would have been ok if he was…"
"I believe that EMS in general have become too dependent on paramedics. The majority of EMS calls can be handled by compentent basic-EMT'
Paul,I agree with you, I strongly belive EMT-B are much more important then EMT-P because regardless the…"
"Skip your on the money.
Skip Kirkwood said:I guess what I'm trying to say is that I don't equate "paramedic" only with ALS.
While I recognize that distinction, I would like to see "paramedic" = "educated health…"
"Depending on the situation,pain meds should be withheld so the Docs can determain the Pt's pain level and not have it masked by the pain meds.
Chance Gearheart said:This, a thousand times this. Even though that person may have made the dumbest…"