Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Question: When a hospital is on "consideration" and we are not accepted by this particular hospital due to their CTAS score or related clinical condition and they are to deteriorate while en-route to the next receiving hospital. What liability do we as paramedics wear in these situations?

Question: When is the "new" treatment algorithm ALS/BLS for Medical Cardiac Arrest being posted?

Question: I’m not comfortable having to make critical decisions in the field, on calls that are few and far between, yet serious in nature. Is SWORBHP doing anything along with MOHLTC to advocate for regular training days to be a part of our regular schedule and duties? I'm all for continuing self-study, however, since so much of our job is practical application, don’t you think it is wise to give your paramedics practical practice? As an aside, in my opinion, insufficient funds is an unacceptable excuse not to. Fire and Police have always had ample training time, and we are just as important to public welfare. So could it be possible for all parties to come together and find the funds necessary? Thank you for creating this site and allowing me to put this issue forward.

Question: I was talking to an ACP who informed me a standard of care I had not heard of. He told me that all Obstetrical patients who have a syncopal episode should have a 12 lead done. He also said that 12 lead can be done pretty much on anyone. I was under the impression that 12 leads were to be done on patient's with chest pain. or symptoms consistent with ischemia. From what he was saying I was getting the impression that we should be doing 12 leads on most people to rule out any underlying cardiac conditions.

Question: In performing your ABCs on unconscious patients, the BLS has never clarified whether, after checking the airway you should, insert an airway then go to breathing OR go to breathing, insert 2 breaths, then insert an airway. Can you finally put an end to this debate?

Question: Can you explain what this part in the consent section means? It seems to give more flexibility to not begin resuscitation based on family members who seem reliable saying that that is what the patient wanted. "If a paramedic is aware or is made aware that the person has a prior capable wish with respect to treatment, they must respect that wish (for example, if the person does not wish to be resuscitated)."

Question: During my recent last autumn, my instructor mentioned that our base hospital medical protocols might be available as an App for a smart phone. Are there been any updates on that process?

Question: Can we please have our standing order pocket booklets? I know I speak for dozens of medics in this regard. We really need them with so many changes in place.

Question: What was the rational for all the little tweaks to this years symptom relief protocols? For example, removing 100mcg from the Ventolin protocol?

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