Is it fine to eat in the back of the ambulance

PotatoMedic

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OSHA i believe says no but sometimes my stomach said yes when I was riding third. All I know is the back is never clean enough.
 

Summit

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Do what you gotta do, but keep those hands clean
 

cprted

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There's not a hospital cafeteria or break room you can use? Gotta do what you gotta do, but I'd avoid it if possible.
 
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chickj0434

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Ok thanks for the help. Why is it so bad if u wash ur hands or dont touch the food though. Particles landing on the food? But probably breathe those in anyways
 

CALEMT

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Now im freakin out that im gonna be sick
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Underoath87

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Nothing you need to worry about is airborne. It's just kinda gross when you think of all the bodily fluids that have been sprayed back there.
 

MMiz

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I ate in the back when I was doing my ride-alongs.

Those that have worked long enough in EMS know that up front isn't much cleaner.
 

NomadicMedic

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I've been in some restaurant kitchens that make the back of an ambulance look like a Silicon Valley clean room. I wouldn't worry about it all that much, I always ate when I was riding in the back of the ambulance. Eat when you have a chance.
 

chaz90

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Yeah, I eat in the back all the time. I'm never in the front of an ambulance anymore, and sometimes I'm in the back for an hour on the way back from the hospital. I just wish there could be cup holders in the back.


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Tigger

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Now im freakin out that im gonna be sick
You are going to have a short career if you think everything you do in this job is going to make you sick.
Yeah, I eat in the back all the time. I'm never in the front of an ambulance anymore, and sometimes I'm in the back for an hour on the way back from the hospital. I just wish there could be cup holders in the back.
That's what cabinets are for!
 

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