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Trauma destination legislation

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Fri, 4 Apr 2003 10:03:10 EST


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Paramedics around the world most often make appropriate judgment decisions.  
Sometimes they are required to make decisions regarding destination because 
of political or economic forces.    If in the judgment of a paramedic, a 
trauma patient, or any patient with an advanced condition (stroke, heart 
attack, leaking aneurysm, etc) is taken to a designated regional specialized 
health center, that paramedic should be complimented.   If that paramedic is 
sued for making a sound judgment that is in the best interest of patient 
care, that case is defendable and those of us on this list should rent a 777, 
and travel around the world and flood the court room and loudly declare the 
correctness of this system approach working.   It is more likely that a 
paramedic or ambulance service would be successfully sued, if they took a 
critical patient to a hospital that the paramedics knew was not capable at 
that point in time to provide the needed service.    

This principle is what this web site has been supporting for years.  Let us 
now assure that our local laws and federal laws protect this principle.    

k 

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