Date Archives: 5-Sep-2013

Question: Why don't Base Hospital Doctors at either Hospital carry a cellphone so when paramedic's call for a physician patch that call goes directly to them instead of being routed to triage and then to the red phone at either hospital? I have had a couple of calls recently where by the time I was speaking to the Doctor we were almost at the hospital when I got the order. I think this would be a tremendous asset for the medics if we could have this option.

Question: There have been a few discussions flying around about a call where the patient had an internal defib whose activity was captured shocking the patient X 3 by the EMS defib. Of course, the whole discussion is treat vs. transport and shock once vs. follow the entire protocol. Can you provide some insight into these rare cases?