The fire extinguisher is not just for show
Wait a second... so you, an ambulance paramedic, are frequently called into the hospital to the ER (where emergencies are treated), to the ICU (where the sickest of the sick are treated), and the PACU (where patients are monitored following the administration of anesthesia), none of which are new grad departments, where there are doctors who are giving orders to administer opioids, and the nurses there aren't comfortable pushing a drug... so instead of calling another nurse, or another department, they call a person from the ambulance to push the drug and then leave?In fact, I get called by non-procedural/ED/ICU/PACU RNs in the hospital frequently as they don't feel comfortable giving whatever IV opioid and will go push it myself.
This is an actual hospital, you are referring to, not a local doc in the box, or building that has 4 beds, a nurse and a PA with a doc on call right? because I would like to know the name, so I can tell my family to avoid this hospital, as if what you are saying is true, I don't think they have the competence to treat anyone.
I don't know what to say, other than wow.... Hey @Carlos Danger , you've been doing this for a while... and I'm not experienced enough in this area... do you want providers to frequently give opioids to the level where they occasionally give narcan to their patients? sounds like @silver is calling it his standard, and something he is proud ofAs someone who gets called by others to treat acute pain I believe that Im not treating pain aggressively enough unless I'm occasionally giving narcan to my patients.