Overheard in Rescue 1

“Are you okay?”
“Yeah, why?”
“Because you just saw a dead lady.”
“I think I’m going to see a lot more.”
“Probably.”

“So, you ok?”
“Does it always smell so bad.”
“Not always.”
“She didn’t look peaceful, do they always look like that?”
“Nah, sometimes they just look like they’re asleep.”
“How long was she dead?”
“Couple days, I guess.”

“You’re going to see things other people can’t imagine. It isn’t easy. When it gets easy, its time to go.”
“I’ve seen dead people, but they were cleaned up and in a casket.”
“They’ll clean that lady up.”
“It’s weird, the way her mouth was wide open, like she was trying to scream.”
“That was probably rigor mortis, she died in her sleep, the body does weird things once the spirit leaves.”
“You think she had a spirit?”
“Of course I do, can’t figure why we’d be here if there’s no spirit.”
“Hmmm.”

“You okay?”
“Yeah, probably gonna see a lot more dead people.”
“It’s never easy.”
“When it gets easy its time to go?”
“Its one of the signs. You have to know when enough is enough.”

What’s better than giving good advice to a new guy?
Getting good advice when you’re a new guy.

It’s getting easier.

Thanks Woody.

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Maybe i'm missing something, but what does a transfer truck have to do with community paramedicine? Regardless, i'm in Canada and there have been a number of successful projects here using blended RN/Paramedic staffing to fill physician shortages in rural communities, as well as both using both NP's and Paramedics to deliver hospital grade care…
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Reading these comments makes me laugh and be angry both. The rig you see pictured, is not used as a 911 ambulance. This rig is used for RN and CCT transfers. I work for this company, and yes we do have RNs that fill street shifts on the paramedic ambulances. When in these trucks there…
2014-08-20 15:25:11
BH
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Notice the company name: Stat TRANSFERS. Trying to insinuate that I'm insulted because nurses are doing horizontal taxi runs is specious at best. And for the record, the hole being filled by CP programs is a hole that nursing created. Tough shit if they feel threatened.
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