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Guidelines Hope to Help Tired EMS Workers

(TNS) - The lives of EMS workers often revolve around high tension and stress.

They're often the first to respond for patients during their moments of greatest need, be it a heart attack, motor vehicle crash or other emergency.

Being sharp and on their game is paramount.

“We are required as clinicians in the field to make decisions quickly in austere environments, without much information,” said Daniel Patterson, a paramedic for Parkview EMS in O'Hara. “You have to be clear and alert to make those decisions.”