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You haven’t been in EMS long enough if you don’t yell “Clear right!” when you’re driving off-duty
If you have any of these signs, then it’s time to face the music and accept your destiny to become a paramedic
Learning and understanding five things about EMS and life saved my career and gave my life more meaning
Leaders cite safety concerns, potential for confusion among non-English speaking patients
The role, though thankless, is endlessly important.
Too much of a good thing can lead to a bad thing, like needing paramedics after attempting to eat one of these gut-busting and heart-stopping meals
If we aren’t careful, this job can lead us down a very rapid path toward divorce, financial ruin, depression and anxiety
Responders will do their best, get through it and go home when they are through, but home will never be the same
It won’t be until you have hung up the radio, stripped off the uniform and had a chance to reflect when will you be able to realize your contributions
Getting into EMS isn’t all that difficult; staying is where the challenge is
Here’s why the logistical and emotional complications from working in EMS can make connecting with new people nearly impossible
Watch for these signs in yourself, your co-workers and try some of these tips to manage the traumatic stress of EMS work
Do any of these sound familiar?
At some point between EMT school and passing our National Registry Paramedic exam, our brains got put into read-only mode
A man came running up to the emergency department’s reception area just as I sat there finishing paperwork from a simple chest pain call