You might be in EMS if…
You remove any form of assessment/treatment from a nurse and do it yourself (IV, EKG, BP, finger stick, etc.)
You assess a person’s veins when shaking their hand
You speak in medical terms and your doctor has to look up what you said
You’re pretty sure you can determine someone’s Mallampati score after a short conversation
No one wants to play the “I saw the grossest thing” game with you anymore
The microwave, dryer, and doorbell all sounds like pager tones
You buy a car with ease-of-class 3-installation in mind
You wipe your feet when leaving a house
You pick a car color that will contrast or coordinate nicely with emergency lighting
You firmly believe Valium should come as lollipops and salt licks
Psych patients make decent conversationalists
Oxygen tubing has been a major component in a practical joke
If you wash your hands before going to the bathroom
You count CPR as a cardio workout
One word: “disbitch”
You can recognize the “Ambulance Dance”
When friends/family call you before 911
It takes you longer to get ready to go out on the ambulance than it does on a date
You know exactly how far away from the nearest trauma center you live
You know the dispatchers’ shifts by heart
The dispatchers know yours
You plan major life events around things like marathons, opening of hunting season, and 4th of July
A hot meal, shower, or bathroom break set you on edge
“Quiet” is worse than any 4-letter word
You’re pretty sure you know which frequent flyer has called just by their chief complaint
You place bets on #25
You’ve related to any one of the above…
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29) You eat your meals cold and in about 5 minutes
30) Finding humor in things others might find “inappropriate”
31) Knowing the difference between real time and Dialysis time
32. You decorate your Christmas tree with tourniquets, backboard straps, gloves, and roller gauze/toilet paper.
33. You have almost as much equipment in your POV as you do on your rig.
34. Your idea of ‘decorating for the holidays’ is placing an ‘EMR parking only’ sign in your driveway.
all of these hahaha
Minus the whacker lights
A victim from the 79AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Look at our victim, who covers their face away from the volcanic eruption which hit the town of Pompeii in 79AD. We can even see the rolls of his/her sleeve too- and the other victims excavated had been preserved by the volcanic ash which settled over them, so excavators in the 18th-19th centuries could see their exact place of fall and facial expressions.
Fiorelli, working in the 19th century, devised a technique which is still praised to this day. By using plaster of Paris to fill the cavities of the bodies, exact replicas of the fallen Pompeians were created, so that modern visitors could see exactly the families huddled together in their final moments with one another, or a dog straining from his chain, and so on. It truly makes an eerily, realistic, horror scene.
This is the shit
im a really affectionate person once you get past my 5 layers of shyness, awkwardness, fear, vague dislike, and loneliness
I’ve been working the streets for less than 11 months. Tonight marks the second time I’ve had use a tourniquet on a patient.
There are some emts at my service with 10 years plus experience that have never touched one.
"Boy you’re just bad news."
And those EMTs and Medics that say that are bad news for whatever poor patient is unfortunate enough to have them ‘caring’ for them.
Your service must be quiet lol
1. Sexual 2. Possesive 3. Jealous 4. Mysterious 5. Intense 6. Controlling 7. Resentful 8. Resilent 9. Cautious 10. Humorous