Thu Jul 21, 2016, 10:18 PM

Some ruminations on the state of US emergency medicine

I am thinking that the US emergency medical establishment needs a serious overall. PJs come back from the sandbox and find their hands tied in our civilian medical system. They can do so much more than paramedic is allowed to. Docs almost never ride a rescue unit or helo. When I was running a medical event where I live (long story), the rescue people were not sure what to do with me. Civilian docs don't work in the field, its just not done here. It needs to be. it would save lives.

There is a Brit reality TV show where they helo a doctor and assistant to respond to incidents in London. Makes a lot of sense in that environment. It is true field medicine and of high quality. The military has shown you don't need 12 years after high school to effectively field treat trauma. We need to change our program and save lives.

My thoughts for the evening augmented by to much green tea.

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Thu Jul 28, 2016, 06:58 PM

1. I've always thought one issue w/ medical cost

is too many people expect to see an MD for EVERYTHING, when an RN or PA could handle most generic issues. When one goes to the dentist, a hygienist does most of the work, how much more would it cost if the dentist had to do everything?

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