Coronavirus: Saskatchewan paramedics want ‘honest’ information when responding to calls
|globalnews.ca 27 Mar 2020 at 18:20|
People are being asked to be honest and upfront when calling 911 for medical assistance.
LeeAnn Osler, the deputy chief of the medical communications centre for Medavie in Saskatoon, said this is the only way to ensure paramedics responding to a call are properly prepared for potential COVID-19 exposure.
“If [your] chief complaint is shortness of breath or a fever, we will catch the PPE precautions in our call screening,” Osler said in a statement on Friday.
“However, if [your] chief complaint is something entirely different, like a fractured leg from falling from a ladder while working from home, pre-screening for PPE could be missed.”