Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Holidays

For the holidays--the next issue of Real Life EMS Magazine. (Click on photo for a larger image)

What is really stressful in EMS? Four jobs. Partner problems. No excitement.

While people continue to imply that the stress in EMS is from witnessing horrible trauma, most providers brown out from non-emergency call after non-emergency call.

Regardless of what your stress is from (maybe the holidays?), stay safe, sane and warm this season. Stay healthy to go out and do good tomorrow, and the next day and the day after that. For the greatest gift you can give your patients is to be there and take care of matter how routine that may seem. The greatest gift to yourself is understanding just how wonderful simply taking care of someone can be.

Happy holidays.

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