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Austin-Travis County EMS pokes fun at '9-1-1: Lone Star'

The post cited three allegations as reasons for the suspension.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: The attached video is about a new EMS program dedicated to helping opioid overdose survivors.

The Austin-Travis Office of the Medical Director has "suspended" Liv Tyler's character from "9-1-1 Lone Star," EMS Captain Michelle Blake, via a post on Facebook.

The post cited three "allegations" as reasons for the suspension:

  1. Performing a skill outside of her scope of practice: chest tube insertion with suction tubing on a picnic table
  2. Performing a skill outside the scope of practice: Foley catheter insertion, in a bar
  3. Failure to report and failure to submit documentation: awake intubation of a pediatric patient (off duty)

The post read "Effective immediately, the credentials of EMS Captain, Michelle Blake, have been suspended pending case review(s) by the Office of the Medical Director."

The Office of the Medical Director's witty critique spurred comments accusing Blake of more malpractice.

"How about calling termination of efforts on a traumatic arrest after 10 seconds of CPR and one radial pulse check," said one commenter.

WATCH: Austin EMS Association asks for additional resources

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