A slang term used by Emergency Medical Services providers to describe the act of transporting non-emergency patients between different health facilities. The patient being transported is usually old and in need of a ride from a Hospital to a Nursing Home or vice versa. It is the equivilant of giving people taxi-rides in ambulances. The little skills used by the EMS providers, coupled with the fact that the call is not an emergency, makes it a very unsatisfying part of the job.
Shucking is usually done by private for-profit commercial ambulance agencies.
"We were shucking a patient from St. Marys Hospital to Our Lady of Hope Nursing Home."
Q:"How many calls did you do?
A:"A bunch of shucks, and a couple of 911 calls."
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