A great team of EMT's and Medic's who are their for the patients they transport
EMT (Current Employee) – Marietta, Ohio – December 17, 2012
A typical work day starts out by doing a truck check to make sure that all supplies are present and working. Once the truck check is completed, dispatch is then notified of shift statistics, who is working for the day, mileage, etc. The day then consists of transporting patients to and from appointments and hospitals while providing basic life support or advanced life support to the patient. Run reports are completed during and after transports. Constant communciation with your partner and dispatch is required throughout your shift. At the end of your shift, communication with the relieving shift is done.
I have learned that you will have have 2 patients/runs that are going to go exactly the same. I have met many interesting individuals while transporting them.
Management is there to help you out with any questions/concerns you may have throughout your shift.
You have to get along with your co-workers. Their are no if's, and's, or but's about it. Your patients rely on you and your partner.
The hardest part of the job is knowing that some of these patients are dying.
The most enjoyable part of the job is making a patients day, by listening to them as you are transporting them to or from an appointment.