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Old 12-05-2012, 11:29 PM
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Good for getting to the victim, but same issue getting to a hospital. Just tonight saw an ambulance and fire truck try to make headway through gridlocked rush hour traffic.
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^^^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.
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Good for getting to the victim, but same issue getting to a hospital. Just tonight saw an ambulance and fire truck try to make headway through gridlocked rush hour traffic.
I ratter have a paramedic at leas doing something that have nothing or people with no training moving someone injured!




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Read an article in cycle world (?) a couple of years ago about a similar practice in Jerusalem. Similar to London where streets were too small for ambulances; the riders could get there much faster and stabilize the patient until the van arrived. Great idea, would probably work for our large cities if the lawyers didn't get their panties in a liability bunch.


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