Engine Co. EMS; the frequent flyer

“. . . The good news? These patients, more often than not, will survive our interventions–or lack thereof.

The bad news? One of these days, and we never know which one, they will die. Their demise may just happen during one of your calls to assist them. It might happen shortly after you obtained a signed refusal, or a day after you transferred care to the ambulance staff without a proper evaluation or protocol-based treatment. . .”




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