EMS graduates can climb the career ladder quickly, arriving in leadership positions with minimal life or professional experience, and even less management training. Supervision is as different from clinical medicine as auto repair is from plumbing. Even a smart, motivated individual will need additional skill sets to succeed in the new role.
In an already stressful profession, being unprepared to lead and manage other EMS providers through the daily challenges and conflicts that arise adds additional pressure. In fact, EMS field supervisors reported the highest rates of burnout of all positions in the 2020 EMS Trend Report.
In this special coverage series, learn how to equip field supervisors with the skills they need to be effective in their roles.