Day-to-Day EMS

You punch in. You check your equipment. You get your calls. You respond. 83-year-old female fell, head lac. 6-year-old boy, history of seizures, had a seizure. 63-year-old man with abdominal pain. 74-year old with fever. 59-year old man with syncope. 23-year-old driver with neck pain from rear-end MVA. You do your assessments, get your histories, give the routine treatments, take your patients to the hospital, write your reports. Go back on-line. Do another call. End of the day, you make certain the ambulance is restocked. You punch out.

Day-to-day EMS.

“What’s going on?”

“The usual.”

This past week someone else has been saying, “Hey, I had an interesting call.”

Maybe tomorrow it will be me doing the telling.


  • AlisonH says:

    So no proverbial Chinese curse? (May you live in interesting times…) Given what you do for a living, that sounds like a very good idea to me.

  • Anonymous says:

    wow, you really summed up almost every shift, so very succinctly and without apathy, just simply telling as it is…

  • Anonymous says:

    I love your blog!! You have inspired me to start my own ( – although I am very new to the road, so still keenly reading yours and others to learn from!! Thanks for the reads and the inspiration 🙂

  • Rogue Medic says:

    Nothing wrong with things being a bit routine for a while. It won’t last.

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