IG Faults D.C. Paramedic's Response to ‘Acid Reflux’ Case

The patient said he didn't want to go to the hospital, but the report suggests responders should've done more to persuade him to go


 
 

By Andrea Noble, The Washington Times | | Thursday, June 9, 2011


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A D.C. paramedic who told a Northeast man he was likely suffering from acid reflux hours before the man died of a heart attack did not know or follow numerous department protocols — including those specifically outlining the action to take when a patient complains of chest pain, according to a report issued by the city’s Office of the Inspector General.

The report, released June 2, said that the paramedic involved in the 2008 case suggested Edward L. Givens take Pepto-Bismol and that Givens‘ chest pains had not subsided when the emergency crews left his home.

Click here to continue reading the story.



Related Links:



Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Community Paramedicine Expanding in Maine

Eight departments receive a grant for use towards the new program.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

New Ambulance, Fire Engine Approved for Illinois Department

Officials approve new purchases for Bloomington.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Alabama Officials Worry over Ambulance Coverage

County officials work to find best solution.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Car Crashes into Texas Ambulance

Ambulance hit while responding to a call.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

San Diego Fire-Rescue Responds to Plane Crash

Small plane crashes in shopping center parking lot.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

California Beach Lightning Strike MCI

More than a dozen injured in Venice Beach lighting strike.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >