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I actually wrote some of that trauma center's policy and procedures but I'm not an automaton and am capable of thinking for myself.
Your policies and procedures are nothing more then a “checklist” the same as a pilot uses to ensure they don't skip a step in the heat of the moment. In an emergency do you want a pilot who is just winging it, or one that follows the emergency procedures to the letter? I'll give you a hint, Capt Skully followed his to the letter. Those procedures should be based on industry wide “lessons learned”, “best practices”, and in the case of a pilot thousands of hours of simulation time. If you think that you can “wing it” better than all that accumulated knowledge, then I wish you the best of luck. Eventually your luck will run out though, and the first thing that you will be asked when they bring you in to investigate what happens is, “did you follow the policies and procedures for that scenario?”
We'll have to let the lawyers battle out the rest.
If they followed their P&P then there is nothing for them to battle. You put them on a court stand and all they have to say is that, “we followed the state approved P&P to the letter”. Someone would then have to go and attempt to sue the state over it. As it sounds like there few damages here, the reality is that is most likely never going to happen.
70mph in -30 Some of your comments on the cold must have been for the sake of hyperbole,
You didn't mention experiencing DF frost bite...
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
Oh yah and did I mention that we get weather alerts around here saying that when there's a severe wind chill, people can get frostbite in just minutes. Apparently the personnel there do not know much about frostbite.edit on 5-3-2014 by ThirdEyeofHorus because: (no reason given)
OMG I'd have gone to jail if this were my child.
I hope this parent sues the crap out of that school.
To sue someone you have to be able to prove damages and you have to show that they were guilty of some type of negligence that caused those damages.
How many children were in swimsuits at the time?
& Did they suffer any form of frostbite?
Or was she swimming all alone?
Common sense would dictate that a teacher accompany her to the change room to quickly retrieve her clothes. It was not like there were flames licking at their heels.
Yet there was no more than ONE teacher that could offer a student at their school a coat? At least one more coat to stand on could have possibly prevented the frostbite. One more coat.
Did no one but me read the article AND watch the video?
She was given a teachers coat and a students sweater.