With working in the emergency department, there is no such thing as a typical work day. There is always something new to learn and many new things to be encountered. Depending on the crew, the day may be hectic, but feel like a breeze while with other crews, you will feel every ounce of the chaos weighing down on you by the end of your work shift. The hardest part of this job is maintaining your cool in the midst of the chaos that is often unexpectedly encountered. Nonetheless, most of my coworkers make it enjoyable even on a bad day. Especially when we're working with a Dr. who's feeling generous that day and purchases lunch, Starbucks, or both for the crew! I've learned that patience is a key part to surviving in any work environment and even if a patient is driving you crazy with ridiculous demands from them or their family, you still treat them with the utmost respect whether it be reciprocated or not.