Four things to bring order to a chaotic scene.
A number of people in the various social media sites fixated on the one example where I allowed the mother of an infant to accompany her child in the back of my rig while I performed CPR. The objections were predictable.
- We don’t have enough room.
- I’m trying to save a life here. I don’t have the time to calm a distraught parent.
- Parents should never witness CPR on their child. It’s cruel.
- Sure, like I’m gonna let a hysterical mother in the back of my rig while I’m trying to work. Not gonna happen.
Most of these objections are based upon two fallacies: that resuscitations are inherently chaotic, and that family cannot handle witnessing such chaos.
Neither of these things is true.
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