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3 Things that Should Never Ever Happen in the Ambulance

On Episode 79 of the EMSEduCast – the podcast by and for EMS educators – we discussed a near miss and incident reporting with Gary Wingrove. Listen to the show and read the show notes.

During the show we discussed things that should never happen in the ambulance – the “never evers.”

This is my list of “never evers.”

1. The patient should never ever self-eject from a moving ambulance.

2. The patient should never ever be dropped (I have had second thoughts about my protests to this during the show).

3. The patient should never ever have a mis-placed airway insertion that is not identified and corrected.

What would you put on your “never ever” list?


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.