I am a Paramedic serving a diverse area from very rural to large cities. AMA!
I am a Paramedic working in California, USA, serving a large area that covers everything from desert, to mountains, to cities. I've been doing this job for 5 years and I look forward to coming to work every day.
My job is far from routine. I start off the day like any other, checking the ambulance and the equipment. After that, all bets are off. It could be car accidents, medical aids, or cliff rescues.
It's occurred to me that many people don't actually know what we do on scene, or in the ambulance. We are much more than just a ride to the hospital. Health care starts the second I walk up to you.
I know there are good questions out there so AMA!
Side note: Don't ask "what is the worst thing you've ever seen." I won't answer that.
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