These some paramedic quotes that I’ve heard over the years… some of them are funny, some of them are serious, and some of the paramedic quotes are quite inspirational.
Paramedic Quote 1
‘The only example of a bad paramedic case is a badly written case patient health care case sheet…’ – Australian Paramedic. This basically identifies the fact that few nurses read our case sheets, until something goes wrong and someone wants to point a finger. This is why it is so important to write accurate and descriptive case sheets so that it is clear to the reader why you have or have not treated them in such a way.
Paramedic Quote 2
‘Paramedics always seem to arrive too early… or too late in a cardiac arrest…’ – Australian Nurse. This basically identifies the fact that as a paramedic responding to a cardiac arrest, we often arrive too late to do anything about their sudden death, or too early, so that we are able to save their lives, but they are brain dead.
Paramedic Quote 3
‘This patient is suffering from FITHS Syndrome…’ - Australian Paramedic… I’ll let yo determine what the term “FITHS” refers to….
Paramedic Quote 4
‘Being a Paramedic involves 99% of the time sitting around, doing very little, and transfering routine patients to and from hospitals for routine procedures… and the other 1% treating someone in a medical emergency so extreme that you spend the whole time trying to keep your hands from shaking…’ - Australian Paramedic
Paramedic Quote 5
There are 172 known causes for a patient to lose consciousness… unless you have ruled out 171 of them, you are negligent to assume your patient has just had a vasovagal response
- Melbourne Clinical Training Officer
Paramedic Quote 6
‘If you have a difficult job to be done… give it to the lasiest man on the scene… he’ll always find the easiest way of doing it…’ - 2nd Most Lasy Paramedic
Paramedic Quote 7
‘That lasy paramedic is like a blister… he only ever comes out after all the hard work has been done…’
Paramedic Quote 8
“If something goes wrong… the Ambulance Service will always stand behind you… miles behind you…” – Any Paramedic who has been sued or taken to court over something that went wrong with a patient.
Paramedic Quote 9
“Never argue with idiots, they just drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience…” – Annonymous Paramedic
Paramedic Quote 10
As a Paramedic you should always treat your patients as you would your Mother. This may include being tolerant with them when they are being difficult…
Paramedic Quote 11
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.
- Laurence Binyon, 1914 and in Memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the way that we now live.
Paramedic Quote 12
A paramedic must straddle a fine line between having empathy and not taking it personal when they can’t save a life…
- Any paramedic who has gone home and cried after a tough job…
Paramedic Quote 13
Sometimes the emergencies we attend appear as minor accidents unworthy of EMS attendance… but it is important to remember, what we see every day may be the scariest thing that has ever happened in the lives of some people… so be patient with the public, they may just believe you saved their life today…
- Any paramedic who has had to look after an hysterical patient…