Overnight Open Thread

jcm2/04/2009 8:19:42 am PST

re: #930 SteveC

Also, Europeans have a different concept of an ambulance service. The French, for example, stock their ambulances very well and basically consider them “rolling Emergency Rooms”. Princess Diana was 20 minutes from the hospital but twice the ambulance pulled over so the medics could administer aid, making the total transport time over an hour. Our philosophy, of course, is stabilize and go… with the emphasis on GO!

So they probably think you are reciving the same level of care in the ambulance as you would be in the ER.

Diana had a partially transected aorta.

I’ve saved patients with that injury from farther out.

If she’d crashed in Seattle, I’m guessing 60/40 she would have survived.