The recent and unfortunate loss of dedicated EMTs to traffic accidents is a reminder to everyone in our industry that driving safely is extremely important. The reality is, whether you’re in an ambulance or a regular vehicle, there is an inherent risk involved in driving. We’ve outlined some of the most important steps you can take to make sure you, your patient, and those around you arrive to your destination safely. Here are 16 ultimate EMT driving tips for all you hard working EMTs!
Finding a meaningful job that gets you jumping out of bed each and every morning is easier said than done. I consider myself lucky to be doing what I love everyday: working to provide care for other people. For many in the EMT industry, they are also working their dream job, saving lives and having a lasting impact on every patient they treat. But there are times the industry doesn’t quite live up to their expectations.
Mark my words; there is going to be that one call. That one call is going to change your life. It’s going to change how you see the world, if you can even walk away from it to begin with. Consider it your rite of passage.
The word “disruption” tends to have a negative connotation. But it doesn’t have to. There are big disruptions that fundamentally changed their industries, such as the progression of CDs to iPods. But what really made these products and ideas important was giving customers power and information they never had before.
EMTs juggle many roles and consider many factors when they’re on the job, but patient care should always be their priority. This was what two of our dedicated EMTs knew when they responded to a hospital-to-hospital transfer. We’ll let one of the EMTs on call illustrate this point perfectly.