Re: Re: and would ANYONE want people like this to provide National Health Care?

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Posted by Bill Maley, RN, BSN, CEN, MICN on March 20, 2009 at 14:19:27:

In Reply to: Re: and would ANYONE want people like this to provide National Health Care? posted by James on March 17, 2009 at 01:44:20:

I am an Emergency room nurse (15+ years of experience)Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (10+ years experience) and former Paramedic (10+ years of experience). Please, let us ALL stop, think, then post. Rotowing operations would have increased risk to the pateint. Transfering the pateint from one vessel to another increases risk to the pateint. The Coast Gaurd is staffed with EMT level care providers I believe Baywatch is staffed by Paramedic level providers, therefore transferring to helicopter could have lowered the level of care the patient was recieving. The Benefits need to outwiegh the risks. LA County and California have protocols set up to address diving accidents. All recomend adminstration of oxygen and transport to the closest Emergency and/or avialable chamber. Please do not turn this unfortunate incident into something political, which it is not.

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