An EMT transporting a patient was flagged down because a girl was choking to death. Qwasi Reid the EMT stopped to render aid but was unsuccessful in reviving the girl. He has now been suspended without pay, which is usually a pretty good indication that the company intends to fire him.
In defense of the company one must consider the following:
- The company had a contractual obligation to transport the patient that they already had. There was no contractual obligation to the choking girl.
- There are regulations governing the operation of private ambulance services that may have been violated by stopping.
- Insurance or Medicare probably prohibit the treatment/transport of multiple patients.
- Employees interjecting their moral standards into the workplace environment is not conducive to corporate goals.
I tried, but I think the company screwed up big time.
Hang in there Qwasi you can do better.