911 vs transfer medics/emts
Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:12 AM
Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:10 AM
Don't get down man, you are doing the best thing you can to advance yourself in your career currently. You have recognized the need to be a legitimate medical provider. Now it sounds like you are lumping two separate things together. Private and IFT/CCT are two very separate things. If all you have done has been IFT with a prepackaged patient, you have seen some complex cases. But you also haven't had to stabilize them, and generally the transports so very smoothly. You haven't had to assess, diagnose, and treat them so I see how they may question your "street cred" if you will. Not all Firemen's knuckles still drag the ground despite what Dwayne might tell you, but they sound like jerks. Hold your head high, know you are doing whats best for your self and for your patients. EMT "experience" prior to medic school is a point of contention around here that has been done to death, so I won't re hash that aspect. The thing here is know that you are doing the best, to make yourself a better provider. Lastly, I would encourage you to proof your post before you hit that button. I myself have issues in that area, Dwayne nailed me the other day even. But it will make you look a whole lot more professional and more educated with some simple capitalization.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:39 AM
&*^% It wont let me edit my post. Never-mind on that.
Edited by Mike Ellis, 12 January 2012 - 06:43 AM.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:45 PM
As far as your critics. There are two important factors in the reception of criticism. First; Who is offering critique? and second; Why are they offering criticism?
If the person criticizing you is your peer it is important that they are a close peer that can. I mean which of your peers can more adequately comment on your work from an informed point of view. While FF medics are your peers they are not the peers that observe your work first hand and their opinions would necessarily have to be based on a preconceived idea of your service. This pre-conceived idea would therefore be flawed and incorrect in many ways. So ... if some dude is running his mouth and demonstrating his ignorance what should you care? Your preceptors and immediate peers can give you an adequate operational evaluation of your effectiveness and job performance.
Also, Why are they criticizing you? There are many reasons that people criticize in an demeaning way. Most of them are rooted in some psychological/emotional inadequacy. Are they demeaning you? Are they boosting their own ego by messing with you? Did your service have a medic in the past that was a tool? Does your service compete with them for patients? There are many reasons why people are mean. In any sense, if you are doing your job correctly, I wouldn’t worry about those other guys that much.
You seem to have a plan so stick to it. Before long you will be a medic.
Edited by DFIB, 12 January 2012 - 06:36 PM.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:25 PM
Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:28 AM
Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:54 PM
It hurts when you find a way to gain experience and attempt to be one step ahead of your classmates and the one of the very instructors you respect shoots down and discredits it as a expensive taxi ride home. And the very medic I stand quietly behind on every run I go on for clinical's feels the same way.
Id figure they would have some sliver of respect considering when I get called for a 4 AM nursing home run I don't decline it and they dont have to take back the BS weakness patients they bring to the ER that night. Or taking a cluster you know what from some backwoods ED with a doc who got his board cert from a cereal box.
You should have just said "Yes well, I'm pretty sure you haven't worked on many critical patients either, CADET."
.......Wish I had thought of that.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:39 AM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:26 AM
There are a lot of good medics there, and the local 911 is full of idiots, I used to work there and had nothing but bad experiences...
PM me if you want local advice, I know what you're going through.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:03 PM
So the asshole decided to clinch shut for 5 days. After that, the brain got fuzzy, the eys got blurry, and the knees buckled, and they all agreed the asshole was the most important part.
Everyone plays their part in society from garbage man, to construction worker, EMTs, teachers, doctors, lawyers. No one job is more important than the other, and no person should be defined by their job title, its how you live that is most important. And for God's sake, never let the attitude and comments of others change the mood of your day. Rise above them.
Edited by mikeymedic1984, 28 June 2012 - 04:05 PM.
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