East Jefferson General Hospital EMS-LA
Sexual Assault for the First Responder
I have been in EMS for many years, yet I have not seen everything, nor done everything.
Many EMT's approached me with a particular question, Why have I not advanced to my paramedic?
1. I knew this was a chosen career for me. I did not want to become burned out and have avenues to expand further down my journey.
2. Throughout my years as an EMT, with hundreds of hours of education and training and combined with thousands of miles driving and riding in an ambulance, rather I was a passenger or performing patient care, I come to understand that I was able to make a difference in the ambulance operations and patient care along with my partner, for our patient, and the people that are involved with that patient.
For all EMTS, education IS ALWAYS necessary. I continue my education by attending classes, reading journals, and completing an After Action Review at the completion of each call.
I stand firm on a belief that as an EMT we (I) have a responsibility to our patients and the people that are affected around those patients.