I think its best we agree to disagree here.it depends on your definition of "emergency". Also Paramedics, although excellant in maintenance of vital signs, i dont believe are well trained in actual maintenance and management of vital signs as doctors do-whether physician or surgical or GP reg level as minimum. Obviously paramedics will be better trained in trauma etc and other immediate life support, just like a specialist diabetes nurse is good in her particular field. However in general terms a decent GP with special interest in A&E or reg level or st3 in A&E would be much better than paramedics in these type of events in my opinion. Obviously goes without saying a a&e consultant or similar specialist registrar in a&e would be gold standard imho.
Originally Posted by PointyShinyBurning
Last edited by george; 05-05-2010 at 11:12 PM.
I dont trust GP's with basic illness, let alone ones that will risk my life!
Another point George, could be,,,, where do the Paramedics practise/work, ? There are still huge differences all around the country........ England & wales been playing catch up with NI & scotland for years.. just a thought.
Mac spot on with that in terms of training,but until we have a decent govt our nhs/healthcare will still stay crap.
Originally Posted by boxingbrit
Ian im sure you know not all gp's are crap, you have to remember they are jack of all trades-master of none, but certain gp's have special interest in their training and some have been consultants in other fields and then became gp's so you can imagine how good some of these gp's are.
What about for light contact events or club V club sparing? what would you need to cover that?
my local gp diagnosed my strained thigh as a sprain, I had to correct her with all my Education( left in the 3rd year)
We argued she insisted it was a strain, 5 minutes of silence and sometime spent on google, hey presto new diagnosis, secound opinion from DR Google
"CAGED STEEL WE SALUTE YOU"
I also think that. Money is always a main factor in every situation
Originally Posted by SuperKlinch
regardless what people tell you............££££££ is always a factor/problem
Not Arrogant Just Better
Until there's a governing body, with the power to stop a show, you will always have people willing to cut corners.
As daft as it sounds... i think it will happen before a Gov body is formed........ First Base of skull fracture, or similar head injury,,,,,,,,,,, sorry if I sound 'pessimistic' but Pay the right price for the right medical cover....?