Sadly, we cannot always save people from themselves.
That said, I feel deeply for the family's loss. My condolences.
Posted: 10/31/2012 9:51:52 PM
If they hadn't stopped the vehicle, there is also the chance that he could've jumped out of the ambulance while it was moving, which may have killed him instantly. The issue is not with stopping the vehicle, the issue is with restraints. Ultimately, it has to do with the law and under what circumstances the law allows a conscious patient to be restrained. Restraining a conscious patient may not only be considered unethical (in some cases), but it could also be difficult to accomplish, especially if the patient is a virile young man.
Posted: 10/31/2012 5:38:44 PM
The whole point of having a review is to determine if procedure was followed,if this was the case then the discussion must be had regarding the effectiveness of the current policies and procedures.
Posted: 10/31/2012 4:59:08 PM
The arm chair haters are out again. Leave eastern Health alone.
Posted: 10/31/2012 4:04:42 PM
"Eastern Health officials say no further details of the quality review will be released due to patient privacy issues." Convenient.
Posted: 10/31/2012 3:13:06 PM
Amanda....you must think that a paramedic should be beaten with in an inch of thier lives by a person"having a crisis".
I bet if it played out your way, and i fight pushed its way into the cab of the ambulance and it crashed into another vehicle you would. Sing a different tune.
Posted: 10/31/2012 3:10:00 PM
Oh my :
People forget that ambulance workers are not security guards or bar bouncers, they are to give medical help not restrain people acting erratic
Posted: 10/31/2012 2:56:26 PM
What ever the situation waas the ambulance shouldn't of stop on the highway so that the person being transported could not escape from care. Maybe the opening mechanism should be on the outside so he couldn't get out from the inside.
Posted: 10/31/2012 2:09:36 PM
Newfie Boy :
A person who was agressive jumps out of an ambulance and is tragically killed. Unfortunate, but, unless you were there or listened to what actually happened, how can people disagree with an investigation that looked at what happened and heard evidence? Maybe an independent investigation is what is required, but, many people will still not agree with it and base their opinion not knowing exactly what happened!
Posted: 10/31/2012 2:09:02 PM
You can't save everyone! Good lord people - you scream if any of the health authorities do something right or wrong - they can not win at all.
I remember a couple of years ago a young woman was restrained and all hell broke loose and now that they don't restrain all hell is breaking loose again - make up your minds.
You all want GOD (if you believe) to look after everything well GOD is not humans are and all humans are subject to error and making their own decisions based on experience and having to make them fast.......
I believe most people are out for blood these days - you like blood hounds........
Posted: 10/31/2012 2:02:14 PM
"Eastern Health CEO Vickie Kaminski says their review has determined that the standard of care was met based on the policies and procedures in place."
Gimme a break. The policies, standards and procedures that are already in place should be enough to stop a terrible tragedy like this from happening in the first place.
Posted: 10/31/2012 1:43:20 PM
Based on policies and procedures that are in place....apparently they are out dated. Another example of minimizing and passing buck. I'm sure the ambulance personnel did what they could, but perhaps if appropriate policies and resources were in place...this young man may not have died. How do the top brass at Eastern Health sleep at night?????
Posted: 10/31/2012 1:42:28 PM
People are so quick to blame eastern health here. There are soo many laws in place in reagrds to how much a patient can be restrained and sedation as so on. I bet many people would have a different story or feelings towrads this if they were present during the situation or was one of the ambulance attendants to had to deal with this poor soul.
Posted: 10/31/2012 1:34:25 PM
If all policies and procedures in place were followed, and the event occured, then the policies and procedures were wrong and the fault lies solely with Eastern Health.
Posted: 10/31/2012 1:33:59 PM
"Eastern Health CEO Vickie Kaminski says their review has determined that the standard of care was met based on the policies and procedures in place." Then my dear your so-called "standard of care" needs a LOT of work. Disgraceful. Give your paramedics the tools and training and "policies" they need to keep people safe and alive.