Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:57 pm
Great analogy. check your in box wackie. Also for victronics for some reason im long winded tonite, delaying studin for finals. Not to dive to deep in the hospitals politics where I work but the main reason we retain our "Paramedic scope" in the ER is because ALL EMS personel are hospital employees, the hospital is a county operated organization, The ambulance service (also county run) for lack of better terms leases us from the hospital. With that being said that is one of the main reasons we carry full scope in the ER. The Hospital hires us as paramedics. In the less fortunate areas(for lack of better terms) most medics in the ER's are hired as Tech II's or someother name which limits their scope to BS job detail. Look real close to a "medics" name tag more than likely it will say Tech or ER Tech in that case they are limited to BS duty. If they are recognized by the hospital as Paramedics and employeed as such then they can function to their full potential. Hope that helps.