I absolutely agree. A FR administering NTG/ASA from the drug box is a huge no-no. That is even with a properly certified person overseeing the administration. This way out of the scope of practice of any first responder and most EMT-B's.Originally posted by DaleGribble
If you have any type of proof you need to take it to whatever state office is over EMS in your state!
About the only time a FR trainee MIGHT be able to work as a "Lead Tech" would be during training AND the preceptor was present at all times during delivery of patient care. Even then the care given may not exceed (in this case) FR level. Once the level of care required exceeds the FR level, then the FR may assist but the EMT (or higher) functions as lead. Otherwise, the FR is practicing w/o a license and the preceptor is responsible for any bad outcome that the FR trainee does.
When I was actively working as an EMT-P, I allowed my BLS partner to assist me in setting up for ALS procedures, but I refused to allow my partner to DO any ALS as it was out of their scope and if they goofed, would put me in legal jeopardy.
If you have ANY concrete proof of this happening, most definitely report it to the appropriate medical authority at the state or county level.