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Medics who left dying patient under investigation

 
Medics who left dying patient under investigation
Posted August 15th, 2014 @ 3:21pm by News Center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Eight Fire Department employees are on leave after paramedics left a bleeding man who had shot himself in the head.
 
According to documents, the victim's roommate called 911 at 3:02 a.m. on Wednesday. Paramedics arrived at the scene 6 minutes later and began resuscitation efforts. At 3:48 they were filling out paperwork stating that the 32-year-old's injuries were incompatible with life.
 
They left the scene but had to return at 5:06 a.m. and transport the victim to the hospital.
 
A police incident report says that Vanderbilt Hospital instructed the paramedics not to transport the victim initially. A statement from Vanderbilt says they are reviewing their protocol.
 
Meanwhile, Fire Department Medical Director Corey Slovis said paramedics used a protocol that should only be used for patients with no signs of life.

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