Darwin Awards

 

Variety is the spice of life, and the unknown is a big part of the allure of EMS. Never knowing what you are getting into keeps things fresh, keeps you alert and makes things interesting.

You have your "real" calls; diabetics, overdoses, panic attacks, asthmatics and the like, and you have your "unreal" calls, the ones that you never forget, be it a mass casualty, multiple shooting, cardiac arrest or trauma.

But the ones that test your resolve, challenge your wits and push your patience to the limit are the "surreal" calls.

Most shifts encompass a myriad of responses; some serious, and others mundane. Seldom is a shift complete without a surreal call or two.

Every now and then, the entire shift ends up in the nut house, and all we can do is go along for the ride, and try to enjoy the show.

Here's one recent shift's candidates for the Darwin Award…

http://www.ems1.com/columnists/michael-morse/articles/1404077-The-Darwin-Awards-Six-surreal-EMS-calls/

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Michael Morse

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Andy Jason
EMS Staffed by Nurses
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
EMS Staffed by Nurses
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.
2014-08-20 13:12:57
ralphrepo
EMS Staffed by Nurses
Nurses through the years have shown that they can function remarkably well in combat zones, disasters, and epidemics. Like first responder doctors, which are routinely used in some countries, having an RN on board means providing a higher level of clinical care for the patient. Paramedics who are not RNs would hate the idea as…
2014-08-20 08:30:16
Adrenaline Junky | Rescuing Providence
EMS Staffed by Nurses
[…] and “shares” generated by it as justification for your words then the post “EMS staffed by Nurses” was a huge success. I actually saw that picture a while ago and stored it in the old noggin until I […]
2014-08-19 18:37:31
Pam Adkins
EMS Staffed by Nurses
I've heard many EMS workers complain about the new "extended care services" that may be coming at us. A few have said, "I will leave EMS if that happens." Now they're complaining about Nurses doing it? I'm about serving the community we live in, not just the adrenaline rush. Yes, the pay sucks, and Medics…
2014-08-19 16:45:29

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