Tag Archives: abandonment

Why They Don’t Have a Pub at the Hospital; Drunk is Not Sick, Sick is Sick.

(Cooperative, inter-agency communication and training can solve a lot of these issues) Drunk is not sick, sick is sick. Being intoxicated with no other medical complaint is not in itself a medical emergency.  Related Post: “You can either go with them to the hospital or go with me to jail”.  In nearly every class DT4EMS-EVE I […]

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Violence- Duty to Act?

SENSE OF DUTY TO ACT When the NAEMT posted the results of a completed study/survey, I found myself bewildered. The results of the study revealed the number one reason for injury in the field (52%) was due to assault, but only 21% of EMS felt their personal safety was an issue. Yes, I realize more […]

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