I don’t know the young man in this video, but I do know that he’s full of what makes the grass grow Green. He’s supposed to be from Massachusetts and is showing of his “trauma bag”. It was OK until he got to the suture kit. Which was followed by the snake bite kit. Really, a snake bite kit. Then he showed off his IV supplies. Followed by some other equipment.
BLS providers are not allowed to suture in MA. ALS providers are not allowed to suture in MA. No EMS provider is allowed to suture in MA. What he’s doing with that I can’t imagine.
I’ve never seen a snakebite kit on an ambulance in this state. It’s not like we have
a lot any snake bites in this state. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of one, although I suppose it’s possible at a zoo or something. It is true that the Blue Hills Reservation has a large population of the endangered eastern rattler, but I don’t know anyone who has ever seen one, let alone been bitten by one.
Syringes? I don’t remember that on the BLS equipment list, either. BLS personnel as specifically prohibited from carrying ALS equipment on their ambulances. I know some services that used to have to remove their ALS equipment if they only had BLS staff on the trucks. I know the service that this clown works for and I know that they would frown on his video. I’m not going to name the company, but if you look at his other videos, you can figure it out. So, he’s not excessively bright either. Which should come as no surprise to anyone.
I don’t know who this clown is, but I have the sinking feeling I’ll be seeing him as a trainee with my service in the near future. Snake bite kit and all. I’m sure that some training officer will look forward to making him cry.