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Three days ago I had my first clinical experience. The first patient of the day was a transfer to a nearby hospital. I didnt learn anything from it except I hate transfers. We were just pulling back into the ambulance station and we got dispatched to a house fire. You could hear in the 911 operators voice that it was no joke. Turns out, there was a 4 year old boy in the house. We got there and the smoke was just pouring out of the windows and even standing 40 feet away it was very hot. We didn't know that there was a child in the house until a firefighter started frantically yelling for a medi
Hi EMT City Members I'm an Advanced Care Paramedic and the EMS Coordinator of York Region's Critical Incident Stress Management Team, in Ontario, Canada. EMT/ Paramedics are a vulnerable population to the effects of traumatic stress I would like to share three short films I have created and recently posted on Youtube that concerns the EMT/ Paramedic Profession. Go to Youtube and type in: Conversdoc channel Click on: Conversdoc's Channel selection 1- Behind the Mask: Paramedic Occupational Traumatic Stress 2- The Trauma of Loss 3- Person-Based Ethics: Human Map