Change In Procedure

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Big ugly, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Knoxville Tennessee
    In Preble County Ohio the EMS services has issued that there is to be a change in Procedure reguarding accident victims. I was on the phone with a friend of mine and he was telling me that in the case of an accident with injuries the the younger victim is to be handled and treated first. For instance if a 20 something and a 50 something crashes together then the younger of the two victims in this case the 20 something, will be treated first while the 50 y/o will have to wait for treatment. Same goes for transport. He was also telling me that hospital Triage Units are goin for the same procedures in Montgomery County Ohio and In Wayne County Indiana.:mad:
  2. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Is this change a company policy or is it a state/county policy?

    For some reason I don't think that a company would do this because of possible law suits, but I'm curious.

  3. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Knoxville Tennessee
    The EMS service he works for is in a small town that is all volunteer. So I am guessing state or regional. Their equipment is all gotten by donations, leveys, and government grants.
  4. topper

    topper New Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    deep in the woods
    The younger will have more time and oppurtunity to pay back the system than the older one? Sorta discrimination on the seniors I would think. Whatever happened to equal treatment for ALL persons? Could be a major lawsuit in the offing, if the right person was denied first treatment.
  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    and unofficial implimentation of Bo Bo and co.'s health plan??
  6. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    There ya go Jack. Keep those alive that are still productive, let those that are no longer productive go.
  7. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    If i have this right...

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    sorry to quote this back to you but i do admire this document and slightly ( an understatement trust me) jealous of your ownership of it , and your constitution ( or most of it)


    Last edited: Feb 17, 2010
  8. Artemus

    Artemus New Member

    Mar 10, 2009
    All the more reason to use Grecian formula on a daily basis.
  9. blackcat_attilio

    blackcat_attilio Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Northern Italy
    :eek: If it is true, I'm very lucky to be European!!!
  10. I believe you're right. After all, they have to start easing people into the new reality of AdolfCare slowly, right?
  11. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    Obviously the older victim, even if damage is exactly the same, is more likely to die.

    The object of triage, is to take care of the worse patient.

    We older people are obviously not a priority.

    Here's hoping Obamalamadingdong is the oldest one in a crash there.
  12. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Yea but he would "override" that rule if it were him. Same way he wouldnt take the same coverage he wants to give everyone else.
  13. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    We should force it on him, same as he's trying to do to us!
  14. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Big city, small town, paid department, volunteer or private company this is so contrary to training, protocol and proper patient care I just can't believe it. I suspect someone has mistaken a statement made by another. Paid or volunteer those EMS Technicians are state certified and must receive continuing training. This would go against what they are taught. Attempting to go against established protocol and accepted good practice would open all involved to tremendous liability. I spent 28 years in emergency services in Ohio and it just cannot be anything other than a misunderstanding or the spreading of a malicious rumor. The emergency medical service in this state is just too highly regulated for this to be true. I will make some contacts and see if I can find some FACTS.
  15. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    Thanks Chief.

    Situation, 80 year old with 103 temperature, 8 month old with same temperature.
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