There’s nothing to start a shift off
wrong right than a prolonged wrestling match with a combative dude in 90 degree temps and 90 percent humidity.
EMS Relations Protip for Triage Nurses: When you are brought a combative patient by a sweaty, disheveled paramedic with abrasions on his arms and grass stains on his untucked shirt, the proper way to greet him is not to sneer and say, “You again?”
Instead, greet him sympathetically, and perhaps even buy him a nice cool beverage.
Otherwise, he might show his love for your facility by steering every skell, hygienically challenged and trustee of modern chemistry he encounters to your ED for the rest of the night.
Because they need your tender nursing skills, of course.