Have you ever been confused about the 136s ending up in your department? Read this for the other end of the equation.
I went to a job today where a man had been seriously injured in a car crash. He was trapped in the vehicle and his leg was partially crushed, preventing him from being easily removed. We could tell he was bleeding and in a lot of pain and after the provision of some reassurance and some first-aid, officers gave way to the paramedics who turned up.
The fire brigade also emerged to start trying to extract him from the car. As we started trying to piece together what had happened, I couldn’t help but notice that the victim was screaming in some distress. The paramedic was talking to him and being very reassuring, but I noticed that she wasn’t administering any kind of pain relief to this man.
As the bloke was making a horrible noise, I felt it was appropriate to ask if she intended to give him something…
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