Getting Refusals, Cameras and Perception

ems paramedic questionsIn this EMS Office Hours reboot we discussed if being an EMT really is the worst job, how someone’s camera may not put you in the best light and Tim Noonan joined us as we talked about refusals, hypoxia and true patient awareness.

Be sure to leave your comments below and share your thoughts on these topics.

 

January’s Rapid Fire Show | Refusals, Cameras and Perception

As a new feature here at Office Hours, once a month we will do a show that focuses on numerous topics in EMS. This month, we discussed if being an EMT really is the worst job, how someone’s camera may not put you in the best light and Tim Noonan joined us as we talked about refusals, hypoxia and true patient awareness. Be sure to leave your comments below and share your thoughts on these topics.



Show Notes

Check out the articles mentioned and visit our guest callers blogs for even more EMS insight.

Articles discussed in the show

EMS1.com article on cameras and bystanders.

EMT the worst job? According to this article, it’s #6

Rogue Medics take on refusals and hypoxia. Be sure to read the comments posted here as well.

The Medic Madness post that motivated Tim to bring the discussion to his blogosphere.

Also check out the FreeEMSTalk audio on hypoxia Tim noted during the show.

Guests

Tim Noonan the Rogue Medic

Bob Sullivan from EMS Patient Perspective

Of course Josh Knapp from WANTYNU.

Here is the book Bob noted. I just ordered it myself.

People Care Career-Friendly Practices Professional Caregiver – Thom Dick.

 

Put Your Hands Behind Your Back, It’s For Your Own Good.

So, your alert and orientated patient is refusing to go to the hospital despite your advice to them that you feel a real emergency may be going on. You should:

A – Just have them sign the paper and leave

B – Call Medical Control to consult

C – Have the patient handcuffed and taken against their will

Or is there a D, E, and F to choose from?

Based on a recent post by The Happy Medic and from comments on the comments by the RogueMedic, I chime in since I have heard the answer to this before. HINT: It wasn’t “B”.  Take a listen to this weeks minutes and leave your thoughts and what you would do in the comments below. 



Links Noted:

The Happy Medic – Man Forced Into Ambulance Ride

RogueMedics Comments on Comments – What Allows EMS To Strip Patient Rights

EMS1.com article