The Horror of VT
It is during horrific tragedies like the shootings at Virginia Tech that I find myself thinking about, and appreciating, the medical teams on the front line. All the training in the world can’t prepare you to come face-to-face with the results of this level of inexplicable violence.
In an emergency of this magnitude there is no time to digest, interpret and comprehend the incident. All these professionals can do is kick into gear and let experience, training and instinct kick in. No time to ask “why?” Not while lives are at stake and every second counts.
Doctors, nurses (staff and travel), EMTs, police officers and other emergency providers should have a special place in heaven for being willing to adopt this career as a vocation and accept the responsibility of caring for there fellow humans in whatever way is required. This despite conditions that aren’t always perfect and pay that isn’t always adequate. They do what needs to be done. And God bless them for it.