mediccjh Posted September 24, 2007 Share Posted September 24, 2007 I'm going to say NO also. Keep in mind, I work in a system where the job volume is about 70/30 leaning towards BLS. Oversaturation of ALS increases morbidity. It was shown in a study (Los Angeles I believe), and when you think about it, it's common sense. Let's say a Paramedic Unit works in an area where they get 50 Intubations a year. Put another MICU up, then the average is down to 25. Add another one, and it lowers to 16.67 a year. Add another, and we're talking maybe 8 a year. I don't feel comfortable with that. ALS doesn't need to be out on toothaches, simple nausea/vomiting, etc. That being said, it is up to the EMT to find out if it is being caused by an underlying problem which could require ALS intervention. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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