Wow a while has passed since I last wrote in this, 7 months to be honest. I am at work on my last block of shifts *2 night shifts after today* and then I am finished with EMD. I am going back to School and hands on RN again. whilst the experience has been an interesting one, its one that ahs had many ups and downs over the last few months. I am stoked and happy I achieved my IAEMD certification and now am aware of so many things in regards to wondering why the hell we were sent out to something it wasn't.
EMS staff, please please please please PLEASE don't knock EMD staff until you have had to have that call from a useless informant or someone who is screaming in a language you don't understand and are understaffed. We can only do so much, we try honestly we try but it's hard. We can only do so much in this room and we are in this room most of the time, we can't get out and hop in the vehicle for a drive, we are at our desks most of the shift.
I realised I missed hands on health care, and I need to be doing something that I am meant to be doing, so I have a new job back in Coronary Care in a New hospital and working up towards the rest of my masters.
Hopefully means more time to be on here with my EMS family and stay involved in pre hospital care again.