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Unnecessary stress is bad. I donâ€™t like it, and try to do everything I can to lessen its presence in my life. EMS is full of stress, much of it unnecessary. I hope to do a short series on ways to reduce EMS stress from your life. Hereâ€™s post # 1. Flight of McFerrin
I usually donâ€™t drive. I believe the paramedic should sit in the shot gun seat so when we arrive on scene, I can hop out and get to work. I donâ€™t have to bother with all the parking details. I jump out, grab my gear from the side door and go to work.
But when I precept, which I have been doing a lot lately, I drive and my preceptee sits in the shot gun seat. I do enjoy driving, but sometimes it can be stressful. Blasting the sirens and air horn, cars not pulling over, not stopping, turning in front of you. I find myself cussing and expressing disgust at the other driverâ€™s ignorance and stupidity.
My old partner Arthur used to get so...
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