Welcome to Thursday isms! In these videos, Scott McConnell, RN, BSN, CEN, NRP, EMS-I, and Distance CME co-founder, discusses various maxims of the EMS profession and dolls out some EMS advice. These maxims are sometimes serious, sometimes comical. But, no matter their nature, we hope you’ll find them helpful, or at least entertaining. In this edition, Scott discusses some best practices and the importance of taking to time to care for yourself and some best practices to keep in mind in the field.

EMS advice and sayings from in the field

In this week’s video, Scott reviewed a few great pieces of EMS advice and sayings other providers. These providers gathered these bits of inspiration during their years in the field. We hope you found this collection of EMS advice helpful and instructive.

Let’s dive into a few of these bits of EMS advice and sayings a little more.

EMS advice: We don’t treat shock, we help the patient to respond and cope with it until we arrive at the hospital. The job of EMS is stabilize the patient for transport. Definitive care happens in the OR, ER, and/or ICU.

EMS saying: Your first defibrillation or intubation is a significant life event. You will never forget it. Indeed, the more intensive care you have to give to a patient, the more likely the event is to stick your mind, no matter your experience level. But, the first time you save a patient who is so grievously ill or injured to require these measures is a big moment.

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