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I had like 5 or 6 at once one time. Auto Accident, all family members from the same vehicle, Fire didn't wanna wait for an extra ambulance or two lol. Only 1 on the gurney, who was holding the baby, 1 up front, rest on the bench.I brought up the four pt set ups in my old rigs, and that it is still military standard, in a recert class. The instructors were horrified that I would even consider transporting more than two pts at a time...
Im aghast at what “paramedics” think is a standard of care now. How will they ever cope in a real MASCAL.
Idk if I'd call it routine per say (that was a horrible amount of paperwork for one call lol), but 2 or 3 wasn't/isn't all that uncommon... tho I can say the first time I was asked to take 2 patients in one ambulance was certainly a "wait, what now?" reaction from me lol