I work in an ER and today we had this total savage in the trauma room. He was completely drunk and had gotten into a fight. He was bleeding from the mouth and was just completely gross and rude. Anyway, when the EMT was moving him from the stretcher onto the gurney, he spit blood in the EMT's face and some of it got into his mouth :-\ I was mortified! The EMT was livid and was about to beat the shit out of him when his partners held him back. So of course that sparked a debate at work. Would the EMT have been justified if he hit this guy? Or does he just need to get over it because it's an unfortunate occupational hazard?