Physician Assistant, Live at Occupy Wall Street
In its coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protest yesterday, the TV/radio program "Democracy Now!" featured a segment in which a self-described PA reports on conditions in Zuccotti Park. See the video and read the accompanying transcript here: http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2011/11/16/occupy_wall_street_protesters_return_to
From the transcript:
BRIAN FREUD: My name is Brian Freud. I’m a physician assistant. Since we lost so much yesterday, we are afraid to lose more. Our resources are limited now. So right now we’re making sure that if we need to pack up and leave in a hurry, we can. What we’re doing is we make sure we have our emergency necessary supplies in case things get out of hand, people get pepper-sprayed. We have solution, plus basic essentials, bandages, ice packs, thermal blankets, all the necessary things for bumps, bruises, cuts, sprains, dehydration, and just making sure people take care of themselves.
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. I'd love to hear the perspectives of NPs and PAs.