EMS Tips

Video: Your Call is the Only Call That Matters

Watch this video. From the video description, “Paramedic turned Defense Attorney, David Givot, discusses the importance of staying focused on one call at a time and NOT being tempted to dump, ship, or abandon a patient because a more exciting call has gone out over the radio.”

Not listening to other call-outs is a skill you need to practice and hone. Unless you are a supervisor the other calls happening in the system should be of no relevance to you while you are assessing, treating, and transporting a patient. Stay focused and do the very best you can for the patient in front of you.

Bonus clip about “freelancing”

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.