Ramblings of a future Paramedic: Sorry If We Woke You -
Sorry if we woke you in the middle of the night
But someone in your neighborhood is fighting for his life.
Sorry if we block the road and make you turn around,
But there’s been a bad wreck with dying children on the ground.
When you see us coming you’ll understand
Let us have the right-of-way someone needs a helping hand.
Sometimes a child is choking, sometimes a broken leg.
Sometimes a heart stops beating, and when we get there it’s too late.
So if you see us crying when we think we’re alone
You’ll know we had a “bad” one and we’re feeling mighty down
We don’t do it for the money — you know we don’t get paid.
We don’t do it for the glory but for the life that might be saved.
Somewhere deep within us our souls are crying out
“We’re here to help our neighbors out in their hour of pain and doubt.”
God gave us something special to help us see you through
We do it ‘cause we love you, and we care about you too.
— Author Unknown
You make me believe that city lights are stars and you’re a part of them. And all I am is a small town girl reaching up to you when you’re so far away.
The Trauma Professional's Blog: Fatigue Week II: Sleep Quality and Fatigue in Prehospital Providers -
EMS providers across the country are assigned to a variety of schedules, ranging from shift work to continuous 24 hour service. Overnight duty, rotating schedules, early awakening and sleep interruptions are common. Unfortunately, there are not many studies on the effects of fatigue on EMS. I did…
Today I stumbled across a paramedic’s blog and thought it was worth passing on the link! He’s not on tumblr, but I really like what he has to say. If you have a chance, check it out.
Joyfully celebrating the killing of a killer who joyfully celebrated killing carries an irony that I hope will not be lost on us. Are we learning anything, or simply spinning harder in the cycle of violence? — Brian McLaren
Courtesy of The New York Times
: "Justice has been served." -
I remember exactly where I was on 9/11.
I also remember exactly where I was when the USS Cole was bombed.
You see my father is in the US Navy. For 18 years I lived on military bases. The only life I’ve ever known is that of combat boots and dog tags. My neighbors were Navy seals. My soccer…