A controversy erupted recently in Western Colorado when the local EMS medical director began insisting EMTs complete an electronic patient care report (PCR) before leaving a patient at a local emergency department. ED staff contended they needed full information on patients delivered by EMS, but some area fire chiefs countered they couldn’t afford to have crews spend an extra 20Ï25 minutes in an ED filling out the PCR.

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