Episode 16 - Transport to hospital...an intervention that can kill.

Sep 28, 2019, 01:28 AM
Do we see code 1 transport to hospital as a clinical intervention?

Like any intervention, there are potential risks and benefits.

Is there a benefit in getting to hospital a few minutes faster when 19 million responses in the US have shown us that the risk is immense?

Is it worth risking our own lives and that of the patient?



Reference

Watanabe et al. Is Use of Warning Lights and Sirens Associated With Increased Risk of Ambulance Crashes? A Contemporary Analysis Using National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) Data

Maguire et al. Occupational injury risk among Australian paramedics: an analysis of national data