AS a paramedic/RN, that way of thinking is what keeps the medics medics and the nurses nurses. There is no harm in letting the nurse see what goes on in a COBRA meeting. Most of what I read does not indicate that the nurses think they can do it all, they just want to learn! When you quit learning, you might as well roll over and play dead. As a paramedic, I enjoy the training. AS a RN, I think it gives understanding to what field medics do and why. Why is it wrong for them to want to know? Is it supposed to be a secret? If not, letting a nurse set in on the meetings as it gives them insite to what to expect in a MCI.
Nurses, He is right. Most of us are not trained to do the job. If your feelings are hurt because of this, get over it. You would not want a field medic doing your job, don't try to do theirs. If you want the knowledge, keep pushing to be allowed to set in on the meetings. The understanding you gain is worth the frustration.
To everyone, let's let the appropriate personal do the job they are trained for. Under the new JC guide lines, there is supposed to be a community involvement in training for WMD, bioterrorism, and radiological (?) incidents. We all have a roll to fill in these. Lets just not get territorial over them. If we can understand what is expected of all the players, the game goes much smoother.