The fire extinguisher is not just for show
So you have a patient who is alert and oriented, and doesn't want to go to the hospital. he is refusing to be transported. He knows and acknowledges the risk.Our OMD finally nixed that. said to transport him each time. That always led to full fledged battle AFTER we got him back.
What did you do, drag him kicking and screaming to the ER, and when you made it to the ER doors, he signed out AMA? Or did he begrudgingly consent to be transported?
Serious question, because even if the MD says he should go, and it's in his best interest to go, people still have the right to make stupid decisions about their healthcare, decisions that the medical professionals don't agree with.