Archive for October, 2011

Prehospital Refusals

Posted: 18th October 2011 by Dr D in Discussion, EMS Rotation, Uncategorized

When is a patient able to refuse treatment or transport? There are two main criteria to consider when assessing a patient who is refusing transport to the hospital: 1. Is the patient over the age of 18? 2. Is the patient able to understand the nature of their medical condition and consequences of refusing treatment? If […]