Most dangerous part of hospitalization is trip in ambulance

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  3. by   dawngloves
    Crazy! You made me think of this guy last year who was shot and while being put in the ambulance, was DROPPED by the EMTs! All caught on video by the local news. An ambulance IS a dangerous place to be!
  4. by   RN2B2005
    They were hit head on by a speeding wrong-way driver on a dark two-lane country road--how is that the fault of the EMT?

    And the article states that it was the injured respiratory therapist on board, not the RN (also injured), who attended to the patient after the crash. This wasn't a case of incompetence--this was a freak accident. EMT's and paramedics, at least in my area, are extremely professional, do a dangerous job, and do it well. Why criticise them?