After so many difficult calls of children dying or whatever particular call bothers you, how do you know if its time to move on to another career? Or how do you know you are supposed to stay in EMS?
Added by Christy on January 31, 2009 at 7:08pm —
I do have one, but i have to find it eventually. Feel free to post any poetry you may have. Thanks and Stay safe out there! By the way i have a poem i wrote about the Minnesota I-35 Bridge Collapse.
Added by Bobbie Jo Larson on January 30, 2009 at 6:20pm —
~ "The Paramedics !"~
Be it after an Accident or helping a very ill patient,
in times of real need, as the Truth is near,
the Paramedics answer their call and race to the scene,
with new anticipation every time, and without fear!
With the shrill sound of Sirens they finally pull up with their ambulance,
although the Fire Department or Police are often already there.
Now the Paramedics do what is critically important,
for the victims of… Continue
Added by Hartmut Reinsch on January 27, 2009 at 10:25am —
anymore? I know my local Ambulance service does not, but the other Amb. service i ride-along with still does. Tell me if your department does and what your protocol is about them. Thanks !!
Added by Bobbie Jo Larson on January 24, 2009 at 8:56am —
I am an EMT-B student. I am excited to become and EMT-B. I read the blog on the worst days in EMS and I thought it would be beneficial for students (like myself) to hear about the positive side of the business.
Please elaborate the best days of your career.
Long Beach, Ca.
Added by Nicholas A. Moldovan on January 21, 2009 at 9:32pm —
so any advice on what to do if ur hospital closes? and now u wrk no where lol...Hosp 39 dont closeeee
Added by Charles McKeon on January 19, 2009 at 12:38am —
You might work in the medical field if...
1. Discussing dismemberment over a gourmet meal seems perfectly normal to you.
2. Your idea of a good time is a full code at shift change.
3. You find humor in other people's stupidity.
4. You believe in the aerial spraying of Prozac.
5. Your idea of comforting a child is placing him in a papoose restraint.
6. You believe that "shallow gene pool" should be a diagnosis.
7. You… Continue
Added by Jesse Pichardo on January 17, 2009 at 10:39am —
Added by Michael A. Loiz on January 13, 2009 at 10:26pm —
I am very new to this, and am so glad to find this spot. Anyone who could like to come her and be a part of my friend's list, please, you are invited, MelodyAnn Shaw
Added by Melody Ann Shaw on January 10, 2009 at 2:23pm —
He passed away just a couple of days ago. Ken was one of those people who would give you the shirt off his back and would somehow still catch a bad rap for it. He was a good man and I will miss him dearly. No matter what happened, there are a lot of supervisor types who could stand to have learned a to stand a lot from him. Ken would never in a million years throw his people under a bus. He was like a mother and her little chicks. He protected his people at any cost he could. He could take and… Continue
Added by Melody Ann Shaw on January 10, 2009 at 2:19pm —
Just wanted to say hi and I am trying to learn my way around here.
Added by Kayla on January 10, 2009 at 12:51pm —
1. People die
2. You can not always prevent number one
3. Blue is bad
4. Air goes in and out, blood goes round and round, Any variation of this is bad.
5. If you drop the baby, pick it up!
6. Remember when dealing with patients, families and supervisors; if it felt good saying it, it was the wrong thing to say.
7. All bleeding stops....Eventually!!
8. Generally, its a BAD thing to use the term HOLY SHIT in refrence to the patients condition!!
9. Anyone on… Continue
Added by Sharon on January 9, 2009 at 7:35pm —
Thanksgiving 2007, for me, began quietly. No work needed to be done that day. Nothing on the schedule except the Green Bay Packers' football game and a ridiculously large meal. I missed both, as it turns out. Instead, I suffered a major heart attack caused by a blockage in the Anterior Descending Coronary Artery—the type of heart attack they pleasantly nickname "the widowmaker."
At noon that day I was sitting on the sofa in my house, accomplishing nothing on my computer when my left… Continue
Added by Todd D. on January 7, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Added by Michael A. Loiz on January 5, 2009 at 1:36pm —
Added by Michael A. Loiz on January 4, 2009 at 11:32am —