Los Angeles County Directive Tells Ambulance Crews Not To Transport Patients With ‘Virtually No Chance Of Survival’ To Hospital

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According to The Los Angeles Times, the situation is so dire that the L.A. County Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS Agency) issued memos on Monday “directing ambulance staff not to transfer to hospitals most patients who have virtually no chance of survival.” “Patients who are not to be transported to hospitals include those whose hearts have stopped and despite efforts at resuscitation, have no signs of breathing, movement, a pulse or blood pressure and would be declared dead at the scene. Paramedics and emergency medical technicians are to continue to try to resuscitate in the field until a pulse can be restored, after which a patient could be stabilized and transported to a hospital,” the Times reported.