Re: Backcountry Emergency: Evaluation
Don E. Robinson, M.D. (WA4YYM@AOL.COM)
Sun, 4 Jun 1995 22:30:07 -0400
Everyone is not the same as another when it comes to evaluating injuries
in the field. What everyone is good at, however, is second-guessing the
field-evaluator's performance in the 20/20 vision of the "retrospectroscope",
otherwise known as Monday morning quarterbacking.
I would expect that my abilities as a physician would be different than
yours. However, all of us are expected to make the best decision that we can
consistent with our respective training. If your level of training dictated
the action that you took, then I would support it 100%. The best we can do
should be all that can be expected of us, no matter what the situation.
As has been stated already in this thread, it is better to over-react in
most situations than to under-react.
Don E. Robinson
ASM Troop 10
Cherokee Area Council (TN-GA)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City