“EMS is very much like the battlefield. We are called up in a moment, no waiting, just a second’s notice, and find ourselves thrust into incredible situations with very little information, or more often, inaccurate battlefield “intelligence gathering.” We try to bring an out-of-control situation into order and save a life by doing the best that we can.
Unfortunately, as we all know, sometimes our best is not good enough.” ~Bernie Meehan Jr.
After the calls Mr Meehan describes, there is a period of stress. Sometimes even acute stress. K9FR teams are one resource to help providers, supervisors and Peer Support networks help manage those situations.