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posted by martyb on Tuesday January 05 2021, @07:53PM   Printer-friendly
from the so-it-has-come-to-this dept.

LA Paramedics Told Not To Transport Some Patients With Low Chance Of Survival:

The Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency issued a directive Monday that ambulance crews should only administer bottled oxygen to patients whose oxygen saturation levels fall below 90%.

In a separate memo from the county's EMS Agency, paramedic crews have been told not to transfer patients who experience cardiac arrest unless spontaneous circulation can be restored on the scene.

Both measures announced Monday, which were issued by the agency's medical director, Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill, were taken in an attempt to get ahead of an expected surge to come following the winter holidays.

Many hospitals in the region "have reached a point of crisis and are having to make very tough decisions about patient care," Dr. Christina Ghaly, the LA County director of health services said at a briefing Monday.

[...] "We do not believe that we are yet seeing the cases that stemmed from the Christmas holiday," Ghaly added. "This, sadly, and the cases from the recent New Year's holiday, is still before us, and hospitals across the region are doing everything they can to prepare."

'We Are Not Abandoning Resuscitation': LA County Healthcare Leader Speaks Out After Memo Raises Concerns:

Los Angeles County hospitals are so inundated, officials said they're just trying to provide the best care they can for the people who need it.

The memo sent out on December 28 by the medical director of L.A. County's Emergency Medical Services agency, Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill, addressed how first responders should treat stroke and heart attack patients, saying a patient should be treated at the scene first and have a pulse during resuscitation before transporting them to the hospital.

[...] The medical director of L.A. County's Emergency Services Agency, Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill, assured CBS2 that officials continue to do all they can to save patients' lives at the scene and the hospital, as they always have.

"We are not abandoning resuscitation," Gausche-Hill said. "We are absolutely doing best practice resuscitation and that is do it in the field, do it right away... What we're asking is that — which is slightly different than before — is that we are emphasizing the fact that transporting these patients arrested leads to very poor outcomes.

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  • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by TheGratefulNet on Wednesday January 06 2021, @12:29AM (5 children)

    by TheGratefulNet (659) on Wednesday January 06 2021, @12:29AM (#1095367)

    take the names of all who attend trump 'rallies'.

    they are now the last on the list for any covid care and they are possibly not on the list for the vaccine.

    the plague rats are serious; we need to be serious too, if we are to survive this.

    there are people who actively do all they can to ruin things for the rest of us.

    deny them all care.

    heartless? I have less empathy this year than I did last year. wonder why....

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @02:55AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @02:55AM (#1095427)

    Does your ability to empathise with other humans extend so far to allow you to realise that the people attending Trump 'rallies' (your quotes) aren't counting on the vaccine gods needing to deliver them from any harm the virus demon rationally will do to them?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @06:07PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @06:07PM (#1095691)

    OK, Grish! By your own order, you would deny the Democrat politicians, BLM, a lot of militant people of color and their dopey white "allies" (teachers, social workers, etc.) any medical access because THEY were the very first to have mass rallies in open disregard of distancing mandates. Some medical associations gave them a WAIVER because "racism" is a WORSE health epidemic than coronavirus!

    Did you completely blank that out of your mind already, you hateful bastard?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @06:09PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 06 2021, @06:09PM (#1095693)


  • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:52AM

    by HiThere (866) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 07 2021, @01:52AM (#1096097) Journal

    Most of those are young enough to have an asymptomatic case. That means they can spread it without suffering any quick negative effects. Over a long period of time many of them will suffer impaired health, but it will probably be long enough after they clear the virus that they'll never make the connection. []

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