Florida father dies after ambulance breaks down; took nearly one hour to get to hospital Where I work, we work on scene for 20-30 minutes and call the code if we don't have ROSC. Obviously, everything in medicine is situational, but it is often an exception when we transport patients who do not have ROSC. Many people in the comments were saying that hospitals have more capabilities than an EMS crew... sure they do... only if there is ROSC! Otherwise, I've never seen a dead patient go any further than the ER bay. Thoughts anyone? @wook ?