Field professionalism: How to handle a careless coworker
On this episode of Inside EMS, our co-hosts tackle a listener's question about professionalism in the field, and how to handle crew issues
This episode of Inside EMS is brought to you by Lexipol, the experts in policy, training, wellness support and grants assistance for first responders and government leaders. To learn more, visit lexipol.com.
On this episode of the Inside EMS podcast, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson dive into the mailbag to answer a listener question on professionalism. The listener describes his coworkers walking patients to the stretcher, or suggesting they call a ride-sharing service, like Uber, instead of calling for an ambulance. How, the listener asks, should they handle this display of unprofessionalism from their peers?
Cebollero states this is a culture issue. "Vision is where you are going, strategy is how you will get there and culture is the behavior of the organization on the way to reaching the vision."
Is more in-field supervision needed, or is this a leadership issue? Join the discussion to get the answers to these and other questions.
Check out these related artices about crews in the field:
- Toxic Partners: The damage they do in EMS
- Are you legally liable for your EMS partner’s poor documentation?
- The 3-part EMS assessment: Your patient, your partner and yourself
This article, originally published on June 19, 2020, has been updated