Thank you. I can appreciate that!
I agree that paramedicine in general needs some system fixing, are the nurses willing to help 'us' to do it??
I found out tonight that the nice man who cleans up my trauma room messes makes several dollars an hour more then me, with fewer years of experience. What kind of message should that be sending to me?
Not to worry, I love the hospital I work for, the teamwork is great and we provide excellent trauma care. We also consistently score 90% or higher on customer satisfaction surveys. It is a number one hospital, there is no doubt about it.
It really is not about status or being recognized, but a certain amount of job satisfaction for anyone does come from knowing you have a meaningful purpose in your employment. This meaningful purpose is gauged in different ways, but nearly every profession uses the good old How Much Am I Worth ruler.
Nick Nudell, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P
"Perception is reality" - Wise Old Paramedic