Warrant issued for EMT in fatal crash

VentMonkey

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Should anything positive come out of this tragedy, perhaps a long overdue national overhaul of unnecessarily long work hours, and/ or rescheduling of calls that can be pushed back regardless of the incentive to their employers pockets.
 

johnrsemt

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Hard thing is how do you push back scheduled runs? Not even for the money.
If a patient is coming from a nursing home to a doctors appt or to dialysis or x-ray or CT scan, etc and they get there too late they can't squeeze them in that day and has to be rescheduled. Dialysis they only miss 2 days, so it just makes them a little sicker. But missing a Doctor's appt can be weeks to reschedule it.
 

Carlos Danger

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one wonders if the company/agency could also be held civilly liable by the patient's family....
Of course they can, and I'd be surprised if they are not.

Personally I think criminal charges are absurd unless there was some type of gross or willful negligence involved.
 

CALEMT

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rescheduling of calls that can be pushed back regardless of the incentive to their employers pockets.
This. I don't mind working 12 hour night shifts. What I do mind is getting a long distance transfer at the middle part of my shift or the tail end.
 

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