I am not even going to use this opportunity to comment on the nationwide- I mean, world wide shortage of paramedics... nope, I just wanted to say- I was surfing the www when I came across this blurb on the Yahoo home page. "Hot Jobs For Night owls"- the photo shows two happy knuckleheads pushing a stretcher occupied by , uh you know a sick dude.
Now qouting below from the web site:
"Connie Meyer, a full-time paramedic and member of the board of directors for the National Association of EMTs. You'll need people skills, basic first aid and emergency care knowledge, and of course, the ability to stay calm in a crisis. "Panicking is OK, but you just need to know what to do with yourself when you do it,""
Again, no comment- well other than to say Meyer is a shit head and the NAEMT could not care less about the sad state of affairs street-side in EMS.
"Panicking is OK, but you just need to know what to do with yourself when you do it,"- Yes my friends, these are the words of a shit head- a member of THE ROYAL ORDER OF THE DINOSAUR- yes we shall discuss this at length as we get to know one another. In the mean time just take it from ol' Uncle Pedro the Paramedic- "Panicking is NOT OK- DO NOT DO IT!!!"
We in fact get paid to calmly and neatly handle situations that yer everyday shit head off the street is unable to handle without panicking.
Here is the link to the post- read it for yourself- if you can: http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/career-articles-hot_jobs_for_night_owls-352