I have worked both sides of this issue.. and agree that it would be better if
we could just raise the bar as Mike Girardi stated..
Still the issue was EDAPS especially pertaining to Ken's remarks and I stand
bey my feelings that there is a genuine need for improving the care of kids
starting at the EMT level and running the gamut of health care providers to
and including the EM doc ( PEM doc included)
SO , Should a kid be taken to the nearest facility or to the nearest facility
that is equipped and staffed for kids??
We have the reverse issue here.. At times we are sent kids who have already
given birth or are so large that they dont even fit on our examining beds!!
How come we cant get the trauma center to accept the big kids just because
their birthdays fall in a certain range?? Seems there should be some give and
take on this issue..
Perhaps we can solve this in the future..by cross training..
Maybe we should all be adult and Ped trained and then we can at least have the
common experience of having lived in each others shoes...
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