Quote from Medic2RN
Are you referring to Paramedic to RN bridge courses?
Yes, I am referring to the transition programs. I was and still am a critical care paramedic/CF-P for quite some time and I still found it best to challenge the traditional program in nursing. So many paramedics feel that they are prepared to challenge RN nursing; which in some cases may be true; however--we must think of the majority. I have yet to find one Paramedic which could properly explain to me the process of endochondral ossification and the role it has in osteological development. I am afraid nursing is more than just skills, one must be keenly aware of many aspects in patient care. This is not to say that Paramedics are by any means ineffective. They are just trained for a different type of environment.
As for the warm fuzzies; I traded those in for my certificate of fitness. The truth is; there are very few things on this Earth that
are beyond our control as far as health goes. I give sympathy where it is deserved.
Will I sympathize with the MI pt downing a cheeseburger complaining about how God has cursed him with a bad heart?
However, those person(s) suffering from uncontrollable etiologies(paralysis, cogenital defects, etc) are the ones that will get my sympathy.
Once again, let's wake up children. If you keep feeling sorry for Mr. MI just because he couldn't help but order his Tomb<b>ST</b>one(Stress the ST) burger, you are going to propetuate the cycle.
You are best not to learn bedside manner from me, I am a practitioner who does not regularly hand out pity.