By Donna Theisen, Dary Matera
This is often like poultry Soup for the Soul! selection of many many brief tales of paramedics occurring their path. particularly particularly attention-grabbing tales that I simply savored each tale. i admire the ebook alot! i am hoping they make one other one!!! nice untold backstage of what paramedics battle through. a ravishing read!!!
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EMT school doesn't teach you all the craziness that can happen. Every call is different. It's not textbook. You have to be aware of your surroundings. They never mention the violent patients that are literally going to pick you up and throw you off the back of the unit. They don't tell you how to react to these people, what you should do, how you should handle them. There's just so many things. They can teach you and teach you the books, but to actually go out and deal with the public is another story.
After six months to a year on the job, you might want to consider whether you'd like to go further. If you're enjoying what you're doing, and you still have your wits about you (sounds like a contradiction), you can take a 32 stab at moving up with the big girls and boys and becoming a full-fledged paramedic. That'll send you back to the classroom, this time for up to a year. (Most states require 1,400 hours of classroom and hospital study). On this level, the training is obviously more intense.
I'd ask. "But we need you too, mom," they'd counter. " "At least I come back. " That argument usually got through, but they still weren't happy. I guess I was so caught up in EMS that it consumed me. After the children were older, it became the most important thing in my life. I often lay in bed at night and think of the thousands of calls I've been on. I recall the faces of the people I helped and comforted, and it gives me a sense of inner 59 peace. If I saved one life, just one, then all the other stuff, all the deaths and suffering, has been worth it.
Angels of Emergency: Rescue Stories from America's Paramedics and Emt's by Donna Theisen, Dary Matera