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