Before you watch the video below and potentially go berserk claiming that this medic “should be working” or before you make the silly statement regarding “So that’s where my taxes go” just remember, that there is a period BEFORE a shift starts as well as when a shift ENDs and there is something even rarer known as a ‘BREAK’.
Apologies to our fair-minded readers who don’t take such trivial things so seriously, but we have to mention this because of the small minority of people who like to, well, just moan…
Anyway, it would seem that some medics have decided to teach themselves self-defence in order to try and bat away the wave of 111 calls which have been coming their way involving ‘incidents’ which even a duty first aider at work would laugh at.
For example, if you subscribe to our popular fortnightly eMagazine, S__ts & Giggles (sign up here —>) then in last Fridays issue, you would have read about the ambulance crew that was sent to a male who had picked a scab on his leg, causing it to bleed.
An ACTUAL emergency ambulance was sent, after the ‘patient’ called 111 asking for advice. I kid you not.
This is the sort of call that our oppos in green have to deal with.
So maybe it should come as no surprise that some medics are having to try and develop the ‘skills’ needed in order to bat away these types of 111 calls, so they can concentrate on genuine emergencies.
And judging by the video below that was sent into us via our facebook page, then the relevant training does not appear to be going that well:
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