Should EMS and Medical Transportation Be One In The Same?
For instance, we all know about BLS NON-911 transports. Is it really neccesary for most of these people to have an ambulance, or will an ambulette with a stretcher do
?Does medical transportation dilute EMS's image, and should it be associated with EMS?
I realize it's a moneymaker, but I personally feel that Medical Transportation and Emergency Medical Services should and could be two completly seperate and distinct things, for the benefit of both.
And with O2 being so freely used nowadays, is there any reason why a "Medical Transportation Technician" can't be made, and a stretcher van created- and put the EMT's and ambulances on the streets where they belong?
I know this would require a lot of change, lobbying, and legislation, but everything starts somewhere.
ALS and Critical Care transports for the most part, I agree with being EMS.