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January 16, 2013

Medic suspended after not spotting heart attack

She reportedly did not follow proper procedure when responding to a patient with severe chest pains

By Alexander Lawrie
Scotland on Sunday

FORTH VALLEY, Scotland — A paramedic who failed to spot a patient having a heart attack has been suspended from the profession.

Claire Jolly did not carry out the proper procedures when she responded to a patient who was suffering severe chest pains.

Full story: Medic suspended after not spotting heart attack

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Paul Perry Paul Perry Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:52:32 AM Hate to see this happen in our "profession" to anyone, but with that said its time to raise the bar, and become healthcare clinical and technical professionals! Providing substandard care is something that is EVERYONES problem, and weeding out providers that don't take public health seriously, or do their job poorly must be dealt with, including termination.
Rita Gierl Rita Gierl Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:11:34 PM Really u have got to be kidding did she even giveASA and nitro first
Ed Hillenbrand Ed Hillenbrand Friday, January 18, 2013 6:01:35 AM Real QA/QI is the answer. The only issue I have is telling her she had to use lights & sirens. I rarely do on a STEMI. Of course, interstates and rural roads to the cardiac center make those devices just an annoyance to the deer and the bears.
Patricia Dixon LaFarr Dunaway Patricia Dixon LaFarr Dunaway Friday, January 18, 2013 7:01:03 AM hard to totally "judge" without knowing their protocols, and more info about pt condition, sx/symptoms. Definately would NOT have walked him to unit. would be nice to know more details.

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