Join Date: May 2012
Location: Snohomish County, Washington USA
^^^Exactly so, but the motorcycle paramedics are especially useful in cases of sudden cardiac arrest, where time is heart muscle, and the quicker the patient can get a shock, the more likely they will survive. They arrive, shock the patient, start administering some drugs, and the patient is in much better shape while you wait for the ambulance/aid unit to arrive.
Although, if you want to know one of the dirty secrets of emergency medical services, Google for the data in terms of sudden cardiac arrest survival rates. In terms of rates calculated by patients reaching the hospital alive, the rates look great. In terms of rates calculated by the percentage of patients who walk out of the hospital neurologically intact, not so much.
Snohomish County, Washington USA
2012 Suzuki DL650A
Three road, two mountain and one folding bicycle