This goes out to all the paramedics and EMT's out there. Today I received a blog rating from a paramedic. While he gave my blog a very respectable 8 out of 10, he also raised a very serious concern he had with what I write. I will quote him verbatim: "Several times I noticed the author mentions having to give advice to paramedics re. gaining IV access and providing fluids etc. Seemed at times like he was implying paramedics just wait around for the Dr, not knowing what to do and needing their advice."
I would like to state very publicly that this is not at all how I feel. I work on a daily basis with paras and EMT's, and have nothing but the greatest respect for them and for the work they do. I am there to provide assistance, where needed, and to work together with the crews. Clearly this has not come out in my writing, and for that I apologise.
2 years ago