Cars not moving out of the way can increase response & transport time & waste precious minutes. Lights & sirens cannot always be heard, let alone noticed by distracted drivers.
In Guayaquil, Ecuador, response times have been reduced by 40% by an incredibly clever technology. A radio transmitter hacks into the radios of cars up to 1 kilometer away and sends a message alerting the driver to the oncoming ambulance.
Patient abandonment may be wrong, but if the scene gets dangerous you need to remove yourself from the danger. You are continuing to care for the patient by calling in resources to reinstate safety.
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