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I'm posing this question in the form of a scenario. It's based on real events, but obviously I had to change some details to protect various people's privacy. You are an EMT-A working with an EMT-Paramedic. You're relatively new to the service you're working with, and the medic is someone who's been around for quite a while. You're working in a rural community with limited resources, and it's been yet another slow tour for you and your partner, who together form the only ALS crew in the region. You are called to back up a BLS ambulance responding for a 30 year old female, 9-echo (Cardiac ar
What do YOU do, when you're called to someone assumed to lay sick behind the closed front door? Just had a call yesterday, that left a citizen with a broken window, a crashed flower pot, a lot of firefighter's footsteps in the house and several opened & searched beds/closets. The adrenaline vapor may be vanished meanwhile. So I just thought the whole way back to the station, that this would be a nice small scenario here... Specifics (just from reality): thursday afternoon, clear sky, summer, but not very sunny, not rainy dispatch gives "sick person laying behind the closed front