Paramedic dies in attack at scene

by Paul Bond on 8 March, 2010

Could things get any more crazy in this world? In a bizarre incident that is still unfolding, a paramedic who responded to a call for a mentally ill man was apparently killed during a confrontation with him.

This tragic incident is an unfortunate way to be reminded that any and every patient encounter can be dangerous. Remember, we know we’re there to help a person, but that isn’t always (1) what THEY want, and (2) what they think or understand to be true. Never let your guard down….even in the emergency department. Just because “It’s never happened before” doesn’t mean it never WILL happen. It only means it hasn’t happened YET.

The link below is to the local news station where the incident occurred.

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