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Prehospital Care

docrickfry at aol.com docrickfry at aol.com
Sat Apr 8 23:06:54 BST 2006

Absolutely there may be--but to follow the tenets of science AND safety first for the patient, it is our obligation to FIRST prove a benefit BEFORE subjecting them to this risk
-----Original Message-----
From: HAXScott at aol.com
To: trauma-list at trauma.org
Sent: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 09:05:31 EDT
Subject: Re: Prehospital Care

...especially when we don't know who or what the modern paramedic is or  will 
be.. Cloud everything the dark side does. 
Is it not unreasonable to concede that there MAY be some benefit to  
out-of-hospital tube thoracostomy in a select group of patients, in the hands of  
skilled provider functioning as a member of a critical care  transport team,  
who has intense medical director oversight, answers to a  rigorous PI process, 
in an environment where access to another provider in a  hospital setting 
(physician or mid-level) is not possible within a considerable  time frame from 
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