Rules of EMS:
1.Skin signs tell all
2.Sick people don't bitch
3.Air goes in and out, blood goes round and round, any variation on this is a bad thing.
4.About 70% of the battery patients more than likely deserved it.
5.The more equipment you see on a EMT's belt, the newer they are. The more patches someone has on their jacket, the fewer actual patients they have ever seen. If they have instructor rockers, they have probably NEVER seen a real patient or havent seen one in a long time.
6.When dealing with patients, supervisors, or citizens- if it felt good saying it, it was the wrong thing to say.
7.All bleeding stops....eventually.
8.All people will eventually die, no matter what you do
9.If the child is quiet, be scared.
10.Never trust (fill in the blank) to be fully stocked. If you don't have it improvise (improvisation is the mother of invention) and u better have a damn good explanation as to why you didnt do a proper rig check!
11.Probies always look for large things in the smallest compartments and vice versa
12.If the pt is going to vomit aim them on the person you like least
13.Sick people only call because they couldn't get into their car. They apologize for bothering you when you have sick people to see. Be scared when you see these people.
14.When a pregnant woman says "The baby is coming", you damn well better believe her.
15.When a patient says "I think I am going to die" he is probably right.
16.There are more than ten rules.
17. Oh yeah, and that dog that " never bites", really does !!!!!!!