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Jun 10, 2019 15:41:30

People who don't need an Ambulance

by @phaidenbauer PATRON | 208 words | 477🔥 | 481💌

Philipp Haidenbauer

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Since I am going into duty today again, I thought, why not write about the people who don't need an Ambulance vehicle.

Sadly, almost every other "emergency" we are called to isn't a real "emergency". Sure, sometimes, when you are not sure, it is better to call an Ambulance than to stand it out and potentially die or something other bad.

So, what are does emergencies that don't need an ambulance you might ask. Well, let me introduce you to my top list (in no particular order).

"I have got constipation for three days" 
"Were you at a general practitioner?"

Roll's eyes in his mind.

"I didn't drink much today and also ate only a few bits"
"There wasn't time to."

Well, that's a no brainer, if you don't eat enough and drink enough the whole day, it is quite possible that you collapsed. They are especially worse because even though the patient could currently be with consciousness, as long as the blood sugar is low, this could change any minute.

Sure, this is a real emergency, but it is one that could be easily avoided.

Well, there are many more like that. Maybe I will continue the list on another day, when a new one comes into my mind.

From Philipp Haidenbauer's collection:

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    @phaidenbauer This reminds me of the only time I have ever called 911. I had just finished lunch across the street from my office building. I was standing in the parking lot talking with co-workers. We noticed a young guy on the other end of the parking lot sitting on a shiny new motorcycle. From the context it looked like he just bought it. He started it and apparently took off without realizing what he was doing. He shot off about 30 feet and ran himself into a tree. He swerved in a way that he hit the tree instead of the bike. We all ran to that area and saw him convulsing on the ground. I quickly dialed 911 and explained what just happened. The operator asked me, "Does he want an ambulance?" I'm thinking to myself, he's having some type of seizure on the ground. He can't tell me whether he wants an ambulance or not. I told the operator this. She said if it's not life threatening and he does not want an ambulance then they won't send one out. I was shocked and puzzled by this. The guy came to and said he was fine. I handed the phone to him, and apparently he answered the operator's questions better than I did or at least to her satisfaction to not send an ambulance.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 10, 2019 07:32:54
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      @brandonwilson Well, that's something that would never happen in Austria, as the caller doesn't really decide if an Ambulance will be sent or not.
      Based on the Questions our Operators ask, they will decide if it is necessary. If it's not, but the caller insists he/she will get an Ambulance anyway, but the caller also might get charged, if it isn't medically justified.

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jun 10, 2019 19:34:58
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    @phaidenbauer Kinda funny but I feel for you guys. Any job that deals directly with the general public requires the patience of a saints.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 10, 2019 16:11:10
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      @gabrielgreco Sometimes it is really hard to stay friendly and impartial but that is something you learn over there years. And nobody stops you ranting afterwards :)

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jun 10, 2019 19:36:39
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      @phaidenbauer To paraphrase the available reactions: "Keep ranting 🙌"

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 11, 2019 08:23:36
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