Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Other reports EMT and Paramedics deal with

There are situations where an EMT may be mandated to make a report such as suspected abuse, crimes, and infectious diseases. So when does an EMT make a report?

Abuse
Child abuse, Elderly abuse, Spousal abuse. Such statures frequently grant EMS from lawsuits of libel, slander or defamation of character when reporting such crimes.

Crime
Many states require EMS to report an injury resulting from a crime. Gunshot wounds, knife wounds, suspicious burns, poisonings or sexual assault.

Drug related injuries
Some states require you to report drug related injuries or patients that are under the influence or narcotics.

Miscellaneous injuries

Infectious diseases, use of patient restraints, mental incompetent, Intoxication, suicides and dog bites.

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