WelshMedic Posted March 17, 2013 Share Posted March 17, 2013 Hi Secouriste and Fab, @SC: well , I think you'll find that a strong fire lobby is a common factor in a lot of countries, certainly in the US! Good to hear that although there are different services that you have training to the same standard. I wish you all the luck in getting into medical school this year! @fab: it's in Belgium where the nurse occasionally replaces the doctor. However they are bound by very strict protocols and need to call for advice for all but the most simple calls. Here in Holland EMS is nurse-led. It's been that way for the last 30 years and so we have developed far reaching protocols which include almost all ALS interactions (with the notable exception of RSI). We do have physicians available, there are 4 on duty that cover the entire country by helicopter. They are strategically placed in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Groningen and Nijmegen. Both Groningen and Nijmegen regularly have calls over the border in Germany. So you see, it's a small world! Carl Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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