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[NSW] PARAMEDICS trying to get to injured and sick people in crowded city streets are being abused and attacked by ignorant passers-by.
Now I have been taught (need some confirmation) that in Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the odds of surviving are 30% if CPR, Defibs and ALS occur very early. Since defibrillators are not available on the street as far as I know (and we are not talking about a stadium or an airport), the chances are decreased to around 10%-20%. If motorcycle Paramedics, and these a advanced care paramedics with vehicles designed for a very fast response, need to cut through streets pedestrian to get to an emergency, as long as they are lights and sirens why should people be so selfish and block paramedics and worse attack paramedics with coffee.