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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Buzzfeed- 40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

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40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

About to eat, sleep, or have a life? Tones drop.

1. When you’re off duty but hear a noise that soundsjust like your call tones.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

2. When you get scheduled with your best buddy.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

3. Entertaining yourself while on standby.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

4. When the tones drop, but no dispatch follows.

And for a moment, the world stands still.
40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

5. Trying to find a pen on scene:

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand
Didn’t you place at least five in your pocket this morning?

6. Finding scissors, gloves, and vital pads everywhere.

Finding scissors, gloves, and vital pads everywhere.

7. The day they stopped carrying your favorite brand of gloves.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

8. Watching actors portray CPR on television.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

9. Nothing can gross you out anymore.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

10. Feeling like a slightly sadistic human being because of that.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand
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11. Oh, about to get off duty?

Oh, about to get off duty?

12. What you wish you could say to bystanders on scene:

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

13. Unleashing your creative side to keep yourself entertained.

Unleashing your creative side to keep yourself entertained.

14. Catching someone with great veins when you’re off duty:

 

15. That feeling when you get through a shift without getting any bodily fluids on your uniform!

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

16. Fear of the open mic.

17. When you’re in the shower and the tones drop.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

18. How it feels the first time you back in the ambulance perfectly.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

What it probably looked like:

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

19. Feeling your bedside manner go downhill as the shift goes on.

Feeling your bedside manner go downhill as the shift goes on.

20. Walking on scene and recognizing a frequent flier.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

21. When you’re nearing the end of your shift and…

When you're nearing the end of your shift and...

22. When the newbie on the crew says he or she, “Can’t wait to see some action!”

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

23. The stretcher brake becoming your worst enemy.

The stretcher brake becoming your worst enemy.

24. Tones dropping during the day:

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

25. Tones dropping at 4 a.m.:

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

26. Getting creative with mnemonic devices.

Getting creative with mnemonic devices.

27. Responding lights and sirens.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

28. Walking on scene and wondering how you’re going to get the patient out of the room, let alone into the ambulance.

Walking on scene and wondering how you're going to get the patient out of the room, let alone into the ambulance.

29. Having a steady flow of caffeine in your system at all times.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

30. Getting back to the station after several calls in a row.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

31. When you have an immobile patient on the 14th floor of a building – with no elevator.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

32. Just about to take your boots off? Oh, OK:

Just about to take your boots off? Oh, OK:

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34. When your patient tells the nurse a completely different personal history from what they told you on scene:

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

35. When people ask if you get holidays off:

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand
What are holidays?

36. When the nurse asks why you didn’t get three complete sets of vitals.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

37. Trying to get a history from a patient that doesn’t speak the same language as you.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

38. Slow days.

 

39. When someone on the crew mentions what a slow day it has been.

40 Things Only EMS Workers Will Understand

40. What you think you look like during a call and what you actually look like.

 
Sarah Karlan is the associate LGBT editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.