Category: BHP patching

Can I call the BHP patch line if a patient refuses transport?

Question:

If I believe my patient should go to the hospital for treatment, but the patient refuses, can I call the base hospital physician for consultation according to the BLS?

Answer:

If you believe it is not in the patient's best interest to remain home: first attempt to convince the patient to go to hospital; then contact your service supervisor for assistance; then if you still feel you need to consult a BHP you may patch.

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