Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Basics and Paramedics
Recently I was asked what the difference was between an EMT-Basic and a Paramedic. It is simple, Basics have the ground beneath their feet, four walls around them, and a roof above their head. More importantly to the Basic, and to their patient, is the door. Behind this door is a Paramedic. A Paramedic who doesn't know if they are on the ground or falling to meet the ground. They really only have the walls they've put up around them. At least at this point, I can't fathom the ceiling for a Paramedic. The responsibilities and expectations are limitless when looking through the door at the Basic.