EMS Tips

3 EMS Sounds I like to Hear and 3 I don't

Three of my favorite EMS sounds:

  1. An infant patient crying.
  2. My partner’s seatbelt clicking.
  3. An unresponsive patient breathing.

What are your favorite EMS sounds?

Three of my least favorite EMS sounds:

  1. Sirens.
  2. I’ll find his/her nurse.
  3. Flatulence as a patient is being lifted as it is rarely only a noise.

What are your least favorite EMS sounds?

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.