Battleground: Some of the greatest battles between life and death

EMS Battleground #sywyso

 

The reaper versus medic is apparent. Even those who have never been inside an ambulance, know the battle to save the life of a patient exists. The training the medic receives in preparation for this recurring battle helps prepare him for his enemy.

There is a potentially, equally important, battle to save the life of the provider, many fail to recognize or acknowledge.

While the loss of a provider’s actual life is rare in losing this battle, the quality/way of life is changed, lost forever.

The use of force in medicine is a real battle. When to, when not to, and to what level is reasonable, to use force is a battle nearly impossible to win without preparation.

When one loses this battle, they run the risk of losing their job, their mental/physical health, respect in the community, financial stability, and quite possibly… their freedom.

Our providers are trained to wage battle against the reaper to save complete strangers. They should be prepared properly for “Saving Yours, While You Save Others.”