Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Pedro Report...

... considering an exciting career in EMS? Maybe you just want to know what goes on in another part of the world... well, here 'tis- The Pedro Report...
  • We have a number of Medic students in precepting- they all want blood and guts and hate the routine stuff. The amazing thing is that out of 20 or so students, only three are considering a career in EMS after class. The rest are just filling a spot in their resume...
  • Blood and guts? Sure, we've got you covered- lots of shootings, we are in that "you shoot one of mine, I'll shoot one of yours" cycle. Oh, and of course the pissed off drunks and cheated lovers keep right on blasting away.
  • It's memo season- the management must have read an article or been caught napping by some one on council... today I was required to read, sign and return a memo. The subject? A reminder to read all our memo's.
  • Two new Medics started at our station last week- fresh out of school and our departmental training. Neither one has ever been out on his own- so of course they were assigned to the same truck
  • With two new Paramedics on staff it was only natural that someone would quit. Management thinks it's about money- it's not, it's all about ones tolerance to B.S.
  • Our "mutual aid buddies" two towns over finally had to send their manager and supervisor out on a call- their volunteers ran a call also- it was a DOA that resulted in all the volunteers requesting a stress debriefing- and presumably swearing off EMS forever (and ever)
  • My partner and I were physically attacked by a patients husband who became irate at "all the goddamn questions. Just take her and let the hospital do the questions..." He picked a bad day to grab a paramedic- we had PD on scene and the officer was in no mood to play. Mommy to the ER, Daddy to lock-up. Oh well...
  • Don't forget to make a donation to the families of the Police Officers murdered in the recent incidents around the U.S.

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