Witnessing tragedy comes with the job for EMTs and paramedics. Don’t ignore its effects on your health. After responding to a multi-vehicle accident or a mass shooting, it’s not unusual for medics to have traumatic grief.
It’s part of the job, but it’s also something to watch and manage. Stress can build up over time.
This physically demanding work often results in injury patterns that need prevention and attention. Medics value being part of a team, so being able to get back to work soon is important. You don’t want to let your team down.