The issue at hand in this case is the Paramedic’s Dilemma and the role it plays in the provision of emergency medical treatment on the site of an accident. Furthermore, it is imperative to note whether it is beneficial to today’s health care system.
Saving life is very paramount and it is necessary that we avoid unnecessary expense when we can make positive outcome. On the spot medication in Australia assists the declining number of doctors to make quick response to a particular situation. The practice of the provision of site accident will most likely lower the medical costs that might be incurred and it is likely to prevent high death rates (Revell et al 2002). On the spot treatment is also important in that it offers quick and timely medication to the patients hence allowing other doctors to attend to other patients
Loading the patient into the van is mostly going to subject the patient to better treatment in the hospital where there are several facilities. Load and go situation on this occassion provides the opportunity to respond to the medical needs that are beyond the abilities of the paramedic. The fundamental narration in deploring the overseas trained doctors (OTD) is likely to underate the potential of the existing limited doctors in the country (Revell et al 2002). On the spot treatment should therefore be encouraged by the government and in its initiative to sponsor the doctors in the rural setting. Furthermore, patients may not respond effectively to foreign expert.
It will be difficult to carry out the medical practice in a field that the patients feel they are being given an optional treatment. I think my medical practice may face several challenges. It is also important to note that the medical field has been boosted by the government being able to tackle the decreasing number of nurses (Revell et al 2002). This is an indication that the patients being transported in the load and go can be offered treatment through the other available practioners in the system.
Revell, M Porter, K & Greaves, I 2002, ‘Fluid resuscitation in pre-hospital trauma care: A consensus view,’ Emergency Medical Journal, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 494–498.