The ambulance comes to a stop, a man runs up to the EMS crew and says “I think you’re going to have to use your shocker thing!” Sometimes EMS crews are greeted with unique first impressions. EMTs and Paramedics come across situations ranging from serious to humorous.
The ways EMTs cope with serious calls range from talking with other crew members and friends to attending CISDs (Critical Incident Stress Debriefings). Serious calls can weigh heavy on certain individuals. Some signs that an individual is not handling a call well are increased drinking, sleeplessness, mood changes among others.
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