I have officially been a paramedic for one year.
My life has changed a lot in the past year. I left the fire service for private ambulance back in October.
I have been trying to keep up with all the medical blogs, podcasts and journals that I can get my hands on, but I am still confused. All the research that I have heard of in the past year shows that ALS interventions really don’t help anyone. Maybe EMS really should revert back to the 1970’s model of just transport and minimal treatment.
The EMS 2.0 movement is still getting off the ground, but without industry wide buy in it will never get anywhere.
I am feeling like my job doesn’t matter and is not needed.
So one year later, I am getting less sleep, the most people think we are just ambulance drivers and I wonder how far off that assumption really is from reality. Maybe I’m just in the doldrums of winter.