at the private service I work for (fixed wing, private for profit) this is
common for "stable pt's" both to medics, and RN staffed ambulances (in
Seattle...don't ask, long story) Basically all parties must be comfortable with
this. Personally I don't agree with it in concept, but in practice we have
not had any issues.
Robert S. "Steve" Cole
Ada County Paramedics
"...A mind stretched with new ideas never regains its
Is the practice of transferring
patient care from flight RN to ground paramedic happening in other programs
besides mine? In other words, the patient is handed off to an ALS unit at the
destination and taken into the hospital by local paramedics. We do this occasionally if the patient
care required is within the scope of paramedic practice and the patient does
not need our monitoring or equipment.
I would like some feedback on this subject. I'm not very comfortable with turning
over patient care. Lindy B. CFRN