EMS is dispatched to the home of a 75 yo female for a “lift assist”. Reportedly, the patient slipped out of bed when getting up in the morning and needs assistance in getting off the floor. Per dispatch, she is alert and denies other complaints. This is not the first time EMS has been dispatched to this household for a similar complaint. Driving to the scene, the EMS crew begins to debate whether a full Patient Care Record should be completed.
How do you define a "patient" in EMS?
What defines a "lift assist" in your system?
What is the minimum assessment that should be performed and/or documented?
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