Emergency Medical Service In Healthcare Organisations Discussion

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Dicussion board questions on Health Clinics and EMS services in Disasters. See attachement

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Two Short Dicussion Board Questions. 1. The development of community health clinics where prescription refills can be written and lowacuity and primary-care patients can be managed away from the emergency department. This helps to reduce both hospital surge and patient inconvenience during hurricanes. Should EMS providers be allowed to evaluate and transport patients to low-acuity and primary-care facilities? Why, or why not? Include a theoretical framework for how to appropriately evaluate patients and transport them to low-acuity and primary-care facilities and how it will work in your community. 2. RESPOND to this Students Comment: I think that is a bad idea. If a person needs to call 911 it should be for a true emergency. 911 and EMS is suppose to be for emergencies only. Which all services have several callers that abuse the 911 system but by offering transport to primary care offices via 911 should not be promoted. We already run several calls to take bed bound patients to doctors appointments, but they are pre-scheduled calls that take a low priority status. In Tennessee the State EMS Board is currently working on community paramedicine which would allow the provider to respond in a response type vehicle of some sort and they would be able to write certain medications and do labs. “William” ...
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