...even Nurse Aides who worked with Hospice...
I don't have any see any problems with a cadet being on a GT as long as the GTL is smart enough to only have mature cadets on the GT. I do think there should be a minimum age of 16 or 18. Hopefully the GT is EMT qualified but if not and it's a absolute emergency of a victims health and you have a cadet EMT a would rather forget a reg once and save a persons life instead of going "It's against regs will have to let him die.
in my view once a member starts first aid, they are automatically signed out of the mission
Quote from: grp3eso on November 26, 2010, 03:17:10 PMin my view once a member starts first aid, they are automatically signed out of the missionHow does that work? It seems rather hypocritical for us to decide someone is "signed out" of a mission simply because they come across someone in the course of their CAP duty who is bleeding and they render aid in the form of direct pressure on the wound while someone else calls 9-1-1. I mean, we reward that sort of behavior with our third-highest decoration. It would be bizarre for us to also punish it by dropping that person's FECA/FTCA coverage.
please look at capr 60-3 para 1-24(f) where is says CAP is NOT a medical organization (first aid and up)in my view once a member starts first aid, they are automatically signed out of the mission and now working on the medical card they hold. i believe that the first aid requirements that are on the STQRs are for taking care of the team members if needed.
No, they fall back as a UDF team of three, someone might say. .. Except UDF in the middle of BFE is kind of.. stretching it.
Not all GTM's are rated as UDF. Many are, but there is a difference between the two.
There's also the issue of the "missing man" - this random guy who is all by himself doing field surgery because he "signed out". The limited civil reach of CAP authority not withstanding, if you value your membership, you don't leave a mission until authorized to do so.