I have a question for you all. Who is higher ranked a nurse or an emt. I was an emt in h.s. and always thought that nurses, doctors, ect were higher than us. Now I am a nurse and yesterday a little boy had a seizure in the grocery store. His mother was screaming and people were just freaking out. I went over and made sure the area was clear so he would not injure himself anymore (he had a pretty big fall out of the cart onto his head on his way down). I was starting to check ABC'S and he stoped seizing. He was having a lot of trouble breathing because he had thrown up and it was in his mouth. I told two people who were now saying they had first aid experience that we needed to log rol him so I could clear his airway. The this kid who said he was an emt started yelling that we can't move him because of his head injury and wanted to start rescue breathing. I told him that the child was breathing, but at risk for aspiration and that rescue breathing would cause more damage. So we log rolled him and got the vomit out, he was then able to breathe better and started to come to. When the ambulance got there the emt kid told them "that woman is anurse but she wouldn't listen to me he needed mouth to mouth" The other emt agreed with me on what I did, but then said "but next time be a bit more respectful to an emt because e are higher up than you outside of the hospital" I am sorry but I think that is bull. Yes emt's can provide BLS but we have a lot more training and knowledge than them. What do you all think?