Rude EMS service Technicians

Rude EMS service Technicians

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Cindy

AOL

#1 Oct 28, 2007
We had to call 911 last night due to a woman having medical problems and the ems drivers that came out were rude.One in particular his name is Lambert. They were asked to take her to South Macomb Hosp and they took her to where they wanted to her Dr dont work there so why take her there. It is not up to them weather a person smokes or not they are here to help with what ever medical problems arise, if they dont like there job then they need to find a different one. Why should we suffer cause of there rudeness

Since: Sep 07

Troy, MI

#2 Nov 1, 2007
you can't request a hospital. they take you to the closest one IF there's room...
The Truth

Allen Park, MI

#3 Nov 6, 2007
As an EMS provider, I am going to try to enlighten you so that you aren't confused and the news can be spread. You called 911...that means that trained professionals like ourselves,(who have went to accredited schools to do this job) arrive at YOUR request for medical help. You have summoned our help by calling 911, we did not just show up on our own. We,(not you) determine the severity of your medical issue and take you to the appropriate facility. In most cases, yes, it is the closest hospital. You did call 911 remember? 911 is used for EMERGENCIES, not taxi cab rides to destinations of your choice.(AMBULANCE..not CAB-ULANCE) If you are so unstable that you call 911, your medical presentation and vital signs determine your destination. If it weren't an emergency, you shouldn't have called 911; you call a taxi or drive yourself. The important point to note here is that YOU are calling 911. This process involves emergency dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, and EMS crews. It is very expensive to all involved, even the taxpayers) You have done such because I hope you are medically concerned about someone's condition. Let the professionals choose how to treat it b/c that is what we are trained to do. If it really isn't an emergency, and it must not be, since you are only concerned with which hospital the doctor works out of,(who isn't there when we take you anyway!) then drive yourself or call a cab. Don't abuse the system!

Since: Sep 07

Troy, MI

#4 Nov 6, 2007
The Truth wrote:
As an EMS provider, I am going to try to enlighten you so that you aren't confused and the news can be spread. You called 911...that means that trained professionals like ourselves,(who have went to accredited schools to do this job) arrive at YOUR request for medical help. You have summoned our help by calling 911, we did not just show up on our own. We,(not you) determine the severity of your medical issue and take you to the appropriate facility. In most cases, yes, it is the closest hospital. You did call 911 remember? 911 is used for EMERGENCIES, not taxi cab rides to destinations of your choice.(AMBULANCE..not CAB-ULANCE) If you are so unstable that you call 911, your medical presentation and vital signs determine your destination. If it weren't an emergency, you shouldn't have called 911; you call a taxi or drive yourself. The important point to note here is that YOU are calling 911. This process involves emergency dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, and EMS crews. It is very expensive to all involved, even the taxpayers) You have done such because I hope you are medically concerned about someone's condition. Let the professionals choose how to treat it b/c that is what we are trained to do. If it really isn't an emergency, and it must not be, since you are only concerned with which hospital the doctor works out of,(who isn't there when we take you anyway!) then drive yourself or call a cab. Don't abuse the system!
Amen!!!!!!!!!!
John Shetler

Warren, MI

#5 Nov 6, 2007
I have to agree with The Truth. Let the EMS do their job. If they are rude get over it. You are the one who called 911.
ems

Troy, MI

#6 Nov 9, 2007
As another EMS provider, we are not trying to be rude as the truth has mentioned. We have extensive training in emergency care and have orders that we must follow and are set for your safety. Yes, you can call 911 if you have an emergency and that is a good thing but the system is so often abused by people who are not informed. An ambulance is not a taxi and everytime you call 911 you are elongating the response to another 911 call that may be going on in your area that may be worse than yours. you do have the option of calling a cab or even calling a private ambulance if you need oxygen for the ride or help getting to the vehicle. 911 primarily goes to the closest hospital to get you, the injured or ill, helped faster and by a Dr. We are not doctors but we can help stabilize and diagnose life threatning illnesses. As to where your doctor is and works out of, is irrellivant because you will not see your doctor or specialist and the hospital does not need your records. you are going to see an ER Dr no matter which hospital you go to and he or she can call your hospital for your records and talk to your doctor if need be. that is why it does not matter where you go in an emergency and if you think that it does move closer to your hospital of choice. You can also be transfered to the hospital of your choice, by ambulance, if you do not like the hospital you are at, if the er would like to admit you. For the smoking comment, yes, it is a rellivant question and causes countless medical conditions and exacerbates even more. if you are copd, chf or any other breathing problem including the countless patients that think it is ok to smoke while they are supposed to be on home oxygen. Newsflash if you have already hurt your lungs enough that you need suplemental oxygen it is time to quit. For my closing statement I would like to add if you have a problem with a person go to his or her employer and talk to them and they will be able to explain to you why or handle the punishment. It is rude to mention names on the internet. A story would have been sufficient.
johny and roy

Ann Arbor, MI

#7 Nov 9, 2007
We respond to emergency situations, life threating situations, you know like dying and stuff.
-Roy, Emergency!
I agree with the thruth.
Private provider

Rockford, MI

#8 Dec 16, 2007
I am also an EMS provider, and The Truth is correct. You are not going to see YOUR doctor in the ER, you are going to see an on staff, ER physician who, if your condition is serious and requires ongoing medical attention, will contact your doctor.
Ps. Cindy...I can tell you don't know much about emergent situations, or 911 based on your comment and story. You have horrible spelling and grammer. Glad you checked that before posting....
tarmac

White Lake, MI

#9 Dec 27, 2007
Private provider wrote:
...I can tell you don't know much about emergent situations, or 911 based on your comment and story. You have horrible spelling and grammer. Glad you checked that before posting....
I hope if I need emergency help I don't have you responding to my call. As if we are suppose to call you or 911 often to be familiar with emergent situations. Gimme a break. Considering you wish to make issue with spelling and grammer of a poster, I can imagine we would be dead if you were to to be the attending EMT at an emergent situation. Thanks alot. R.I.P.
EMT

El Paso, TX

#10 Jan 26, 2008
"I hope if I need emergency help I don't have you responding to my call. As if we are suppose to call you or 911 often to be familiar with emergent situations. Gimme a break. Considering you wish to make issue with spelling and grammer of a poster, I can imagine we would be dead if you were to to be the attending EMT at an emergent situation. Thanks alot. R.I.P."

"Grammar" I believe is the word you're looking for. and alot is separated to a lot. Do you honestly believe that grammar has anything to do with the training that goes into saving lives? I have a 4 year degree, I was pre-med. I went into EMS because I like to be in the truck and on scene. Don't demean EMS personnel because of a couple spelling mistakes. Spelling, grammar, and EMS training are 3 separate things.

The simple fact of the matter is that if you call an ambulance, factors are put into place. For instance, a simple example, trauma call. Do we take that to any hospital? No, it goes to a trauma center with people and equipment that can handle trauma. "The bends" do we take those people to any hospital? No, we take them to a hospital with a decompression chamber.

There was a call just 2 nights ago from a guy who had flu like symptoms. He went to the hospital and then in the ambulance parking he decided that the nurses here don't like him, possibly because THE ONLY REASON HE called 911 was because he was drunk. And he knew that at this hospital he'd be put into the "drunk tank." He'd basically be put there anywhere. He jumped out of the ambulance, told the paramedics to go fuck themselves, told them he'd just call 911 again to go to another hospital, and proceeded to walk across the street where he nearly missed being hit by a car.

Now what's the problem here? Perhaps you can tell me or maybe I should tell you. Why do EMS personnel get a little agitated by people like this? That's right, there's X amount of ambulances on the road. And in a big city where I live, most of those ambulances are used for emergencies. This man constituted an emergency because he called us. To get to a hospital and have him jump out, say fuck you to the medics, and then proceed to walk away to call 911 to tie up another ambulance. Well, it was a busy night, someone who was having a heart attack was going to have to wait another 30, 45 minutes for an ambulance to be available because jackasses like these don't like which hospital they're going to.

And again, to compare spelling to EMS is ridiculous. An English major knows how to spell and use proper grammar. A person with an EMS degree knows how to do basic or advanced life support based on the situation.

I don't know what you were taught in school but not everything relates to "real life situations" and spelling isn't going to relate to the skills in EMS. Tarmac, that's just idiocy at it's best. Go educate yourself on the system, and maybe a little bit of "grammar" before you try to insult someone an EMS personnel on their spelling. Or call 911, I'm sure you constitute a real emergency, we'll gladly take you to a "gifted" facility.
EMT

El Paso, TX

#11 Jan 26, 2008
And oh wow, screwed up on a little grammar on that last post. Good thing I'm an EMT and not an English major. But of course I shouldn't be on scene because my grammar is a little off right?
I'm going to go ahead and lay it out for you. Find the mistakes in this.
You're a douche bag.
EMT

El Paso, TX

#12 Jan 26, 2008
*facepalm* Misread the posters ID's. That's embarrassing! Either way both the above before me have their misunderstandings. Salvage Salvage!
EMT

El Paso, TX

#13 Jan 26, 2008
Actually never mind I was right. That beer's kicking in. A side effect of the job ;)
EMT

El Paso, TX

#14 Jan 26, 2008
And Cindy, medical problems, could you be more specific? Whether or not a person smokes is an important question. It helps us to know what's going on with them. They wouldn't want to give a COPD patient too much much oxygen because it can actually harm the patient. COPD is mostly associated with smoking. Too much O2, such as more than 4lpm could be harmful to them. This is because the hypoxic drive is different in them. I don't know if that's what you're basing them being rude upon. I would personally say that yes, they shouldn't be rude, I make it a point no matter what kind of day I'm having to be professional and nice to my patients. But do take into account that EMS personnel have stressful days just like anyone else.
lcol

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Feb 18, 2008
Oh Bother wrote:
<quoted text>
Amen!!!!!!!!!!
I worked Ems I find I lot EMTs are rude and immature
Solitude

Saginaw, MI

#16 Apr 8, 2008
tarmac wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope if I need emergency help I don't have you responding to my call. As if we are suppose to call you or 911 often to be familiar with emergent situations. Gimme a break. Considering you wish to make issue with spelling and grammer of a poster, I can imagine we would be dead if you were to to be the attending EMT at an emergent situation. Thanks alot. R.I.P.
Just because he pointed of the ignorance of a specific individual and you just happend to find it offensive, does not mean that he is incompetent as an EMS provider. So please...

Grow Up!
concerned

United States

#17 Apr 9, 2008


The Milford EMS is prompt and goes out
of their way to be helpful and kind, since
people are frightened and need calming when
face with an emergency.

Talk to them and learn how to handle the
situation.
Keith S

Chicago, IL

#18 Apr 17, 2008
If the FF want EMS Transport back, let em pay for it
PARAMEDIC

Warren, MI

#19 Jun 4, 2008
LMAO,Poor cindy let me help you out,you fu(ked up people that work for EMS are abused, overworked, under payed and under appreciated and they do this because they want to help people.Once I read your first line and you called them EMS DRIVERS i knew ems drivers LMAO were going to hand you your as$.
Acadian Paramedic

New Orleans, LA

#20 Sep 14, 2008
The ER staff at both Slidell Hospitals are rude and impatient to EMS especially Dr Tatford. We cannot help it if the area is over crowded and the ERs have not changed since Katrina. It is a shame that we are ignored and placed on the wall, today I waited 13 minutes to be acknowledged with a head injury. I am so sick of this shit.

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