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Spot on. EMS professionals confuse me so much. They are disgruntled that people treat them like taxi drivers but act like taxi drivers. They are disgruntled that they aren't paid what they are worth but don't behave in a way that earns what they are worth.I guess I cannot argue with someone who does not know what they do not know. I already clearly explained reasons outside of possible treatments on why you should complete your own assessment. However, if you and others wish to continue to find justifications for doing otherwise, justifications for doing less than as providers in the field, then carry on. Just know that arguing for better pay, better scope, more respect...is simply a dream when these practices and mindsets continue.
Imagine a nurse saying "well the doctor is just a few feet away, and they will assess the patient quickly, and they are usually in the room within 2-3 minutes, so I will just hold off on my assessment cause I really cannot do anything anyways and nothing is going to change that patient's condition".
And go read this if you are going to rely on a radial pulse determining a BP to be "at least 80", which somehow does not seem all that concerning to you. And no mention of the patient's MAP in your assessment.