NBC is scheduling an EMS drama for Fall 2009. I have often been told to assess and treat patients as if I was being filmed for the evening news. Watch this clip from NBC about the new show and then read Everyday EMS Tips for looking your “TV best” while on scene.
- Never rush onto the scene. Instead walk with a purpose towards the incident scanning for hazards, clues, and distractions
- Focus on patient needs by listening to and honoring the patient’s complaint and history without eye rolling, shoulder shrugs, big sighs, or sneering
- Look professional by wearing a crisp and clean uniform, as well as maintaining your physical and mental fitness
- Positively interact with other responders while on scene by listening to a first responder report, answering questions from police officers, and making specific requests for help