EMS: Patient Refusals: Treading On Dangerous Ground

I have the distinct memory some eons ago of working as a newly promoted captain/paramedic and going on a call at which the ambulance crew was already on the scene. Two paramedics were treating a patient in the front room. As I walked into the room, the...


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Not transporting a patient to a hospital is serious and dangerous. As I tell my paramedics, it takes only one call to put you on the front page of the newspaper or in a courtroom because you deviated from what should be the standard of care. n