Sunday, November 2, 2008

It's Nice to Hear Thank You

Well, it's been some time since I have posted. After doing some reflecting today I have realized that I'm slowly getting the confidence needed to be an EMT. I will never ever have total confidence in what I do, but that is how I am. I think what is most important is I'm learning things everyday and no longer afraid to jump in that passenger seat on the rig. There are times where I'll beg another EMT to take the call, but if you were to ask members at my squad, I think they'd say I'm not as bad as I used to be. It's going to take time, but I'm glad that I'm slowly making the changes needed.

The other night, we took an elderly female to the hospital. She had fallen a couple days prior to calling, but the pain finally got to the point that she thought it was wise to go to the hospital. I have taken her to the hospital before, but she did not remember me. To make a long story short, we got her to the ER. Just waiting on the ER RN to give us a bed for her, I stood next to the cot just talking to her. She grabbed my hand and told me I was a sweet girl and she gave me credit for doing what I do. I just smiled and said thank you. I think if more patient's were like this sweet old lady the world would be a better place. Some people don't understand how hard things are, especially for Volunteer Squads. Every now and than it's nice to be thanked for what we do.

7 comments:

Sitting in Silence said...

Hey thanks for popping by my blog...I love yours...I'm always up for a medical blog or two...

And your right ! It's so nice to be thanked for what we do....

Evil Transport Lady said...

It's so nice to be thanked! I also love when patients ask if we had lunch/dinner yet. We always joke we'll take them thru a drive thru, before we take them home;)

Of course we can't......:)

Christopher Mader said...

Don't laugh, I had a patient once complain to me that the last time the got picked up, the crew picked up lunch via a drive thru in route to the hospital because they had been running ten hours straight. Is it true? I have no idea, but it was just weird to hear a patient make something like that up.

Michael Morse said...

Stop for lunch! Never happen...Coffee, maybe, but lunch!

Ambulance Mommy; Every call you go on increases your confidence. Just getting in the rig puts you on a higher level than a lot of people. Please, don't be so hard on yourself, if this were easy, everybody would do it.

Ambulance Mommy said...

hmmm....Mike, you must have been confused. I didnt write this....Jennifer did. I posted the other one before this! :)

But I agree with her that it's really nice to get thanks for what we do. :)

Michael Morse said...

doh!

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