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  1. Somewhat tangentially related, physicians are required to inform people who have been threatened by a patient with a psychotic disorder of that threat. So if a patient says specifically that the voices are telling him to murder his neighbor, by case law (Tarasoff v Regents of the University of California) the physician (or other provider) has a duty to warn or protect the intended victim. This is normally done by notifying the police agency local to the provider, who then notifies the police agency local to the target of the threat.
  2. How much haldol is he on? Was there any recent increase in his dose. Sounds more like a dystonic reaction than TD. Benadryl is the go to drug for acute treatment of dystonic reactions/extra pyramidal symptoms.
  3. Let me clarify something. I'm not saying call medical control. I'm saying if someone at the hospital complains that you had a person sign AMA who was comptent, that the best action is to ask them what they would do with that patient. The "hospital" has no right to complain when EMS does something that they would have to do anyways when presented with the same situation.
  4. I would have asked the hospital directly what they would do if this patient presented and then refused care at the ED.
  5. Philosoraptor asks is it really withholding supplemental oxygen if supplemental oxygen isn't indicated in the first place?
  6. No, but none of the places I've worked required something stupid like everyone gets a NRB at 15 L/m
  7. Anyone remember this thread? Remember how it was, "But but but Respect for Ground Zero!" Yea, about that... apparently what was really meant was any mosque anywhere in NY. Stay classy NY. Link
  8. How about start with "Would this be something you would call an ambulance for?" and start moving the marker from there?
  9. As have been mentioned, I can't think of any reason to go this route. Does your pre-nursing include physics, organic chemistry, general chemistry, and general biology courses? Don't make the mistake a friend of mine made and think that anything other than "general chemistry" and "organic chemistry" fullfills those courses (i.e. don't take a "Chemistry for _____" course)? If you want to go to med school, then go to med school and jump into your pre-med courses head first.
  10. One thing to note is that Viagra (technically under the generic "Revatio," but I have seen it in charts as Viagra) is also used to treat pulmonary hypertension.
  11. When even the Land of Fruits and Nuts allows you more leeway in protecting yourself and property from someone who just broke into your house, you know there's an issue.
  12. Murder is 187. Justifiable homicide is 197. Homicide itself (murder, manslaughter, justifiable) is covered between 187 and 199. Any time you kill another human being you've committed homicide, so there needs to be a section, such as 186, which says that it's legal for an individual to execute someone who has been convicted and sentenced to death (186, which also gives peace officers more liberal use of force than other civilians).
  13. It depends on a lot of things. Speaking from a California law standpoint, there's a few things to consider. First, it's up to the DA to press charges, and the DA is an elective representative of "the people." Second, it's justified per the California Penal Code. 197. Homicide is also justifiable when committed by any person in any of the following cases: 2. When committed in defense of habitation, property, or person, against one who manifestly intends or endeavors, by violence or surprise, to commit a felony, or against one who manifestly intends and endeavors, in a violent, riotou
  14. The problem right now is we're doing everything backwards. We're determining a minimum training time and then trying to see what we can fit in there, instead of determining what we need to have providers capable of and then going from there. We're also trying to have a 1 size fits all style of training. The training for a pure non-emergent IFT should be different than a basic level paramedic (using the term "paramedic" as someone who can lead a call), which is going to be different than a paramedic assistant (Certified Paramedic Assistant?) which can focus only on procedures. The problem is
  15. Post 2 of 2 Read the rest of the thread. I've spent 12 pages now arguing that "Just because you disagree with a legal action doesn't mean you get to force the guy to stop" and having half the posts disagreeing with me throw some sort of insult to the point that I've placed one person (Pox on this Place) on my ignore list (which is a short list of people like Vent Medic) and it's a wonder that I'm starting to get aggressive when people start going down that road? Regardless, I stand by the fact that just because someone else is acting like a douche bag doesn't mean that any of us shou
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