Survey shows paramedics work beyond their scope of training

11/5/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A survey of paramedics found 14% of those who use neonatal incubators, and 11% to 12% of those who handle blood products, manage patients with chest tubes or use devices to measure pressure inside the skull did not have training to perform the activities. The Creighton University study, published in Air Medical Journal, also found paramedics often were the primary care provider during patient transports.

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