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Newman | The Positive Paramedic Project #10 Make mine the salad, please

A nugget of EMS organizational wisdom every day. #10 Make mine the salad, please.

I am often asked if there’s an archetypal EMS applicant upon which all others are copied. What did you look for when someone applied to be a member of EMS? Was there a checklist? Did you use Briggs Myers typologies?

And then I tell them why I like the idea of adding arugula to my salad. Arugula, otherwise known as Rocket, is an aromatic green high in vitamins A and C with a delightful peppery taste. Add a bit of freshly grated Parmigiano cheese and you’re talking heaven in a salad bowl.

That’s what I love about a great salad. There are a bunch of different elements literally thrown together whose individual flavours and characteristics contrast and compliment one another.

And I’ve always believed a great EMS team should be more salad than soup.


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