With the new year upon us I think it is a reasonable assumption to ask how things are and guess where things are going. So where does EMS stand as an organization, a career, a profession and an industry as we begin 2014? Simple enough question, yet as with any thing in life, not easily answered. Least not Buy cialis drugs with any amount of certainty or predictability. So where do I see EMS in this next year? Well unlike a lot of the negative Nancy’s out there, I think EMS is actually getting better. Becoming more important role in the ever changing medical system which is developing in this nation. Granted I may be wearing rose-colored glasses due to where I work and the mentality that surrounds me but there is a lot of great things happening if we are open enough to see them.
I think EMS will remain a fairly stable job through 2014, with increasing use and “need” job security has got to be at an all time high. Sure there has been bankruptcy problems and other news of shops closing up in recent past but all in all the industry remains growing to meet the demand. I think this year will also be one of technology continuing to advance at a drastic pace and be ever incorporated into everyday EMS use. Tech that helps advance scope of practice to ones which advance the career span of us providers, a larger and more robust offering of these technologies will no doubt be implemented through out our ranks. Lastly, I think 2014 will be a year where leadership and nurturing of the young new provider’s is more widely accepted than the “eat generic cialis best our young” mentality.
One thing which I do not think will be of strong focus will be the human factor of our patient’s. Having been on the other side this past year I was able to gain an interesting perspective into EMS and health care as a whole. Some times in the mix of all that the call entails we lose the fact that the patient is a person. We go at them as if they are a complaint, an illness, a condition in need of diagnosis and treatment, or frankly a pain in the ass. Yet while we attempt to fix the ailments brought forth to us in vast quantities and in the limited amounts of time; this idea that they may be scared or nervous can easily be lost on us. The fact that they are human with worries, insecurities, and fears may never cross our mind when we as providers have to get the IV, interpret the 12-lead and intervene appropriately, bandage the wounds, try not to be exposed to any of the hazards of the job let alone figure out how we will even get a patient to our ambulance. It may not be excusable but it could be understandable as to why it occurs. Unfortunately I don’t think there will be any kind of emphasis on increased customer service or interpersonal skills advancement with in this next year.
Sure it is hard to incorporate every little detail but sometimes it is the smallest one that can make a world of difference. We may never see the physical response let alone the psychological ones of taking a few moments to actually converse and interacted with a human being can have. It may not be the coolest or most shiny thing EMS has to offer but it is one I think we can try to make a higher focus and make EMS that much better