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I’m just going into the wondrous field of EMT, put this scenario through my head and I am starting to accept seeing one of my friends or my family dead. but how would you feel?
From a liability stand point I’m not sure most agencies would want you to be working on a family member.
Your view on that is contrary to most of what I see in EMS. Usually we have the "They're not going to die in my ambulance" philosophy. You do what you got to do to keep them alive or maintain their condition, then you pawn them off on the ER folks.it would give me closure if they died in transport, at least i knew i did what i could.
I know this is a old thread but I just came across it and would like to share my experience that relates to this issue.
I think the passion for this line of work is genetic, I can't count how many toy firetrucks and ambulances I had or how many times my mom and I would stop and talk to EMS personel and ask tons of questions. :blush: