New Rules for NYC Paramedics: Don’t Bring Cardiac Arrest Victims to Emergency Room for Revival

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City has issued grim new rules to control the surge of patients in hospitals due to the coronavirus pandemic, reports WNBC.

EMS units in New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties are being told if someone’s in cardiac arrest and cannot be revived in the field, they are not to be taken to an emergency room.

Another guidance rule says that if the corpse is in public view, the EMTs can call NYPD to watch the body until the Medical Examiner or funeral home picks it up.

(Source: WNBC, Photo Credit: Jason Lawrence/Flickr)

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