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Overload and Fatigue

A.J. Heightman, editor-in-chief of JEMS, Wayne Zygowicz, BA, EMT-P, Chuck Kearns, MBA, Paramedic, EMD-9 and Sabina Braithewaite, MD, FACEP, discuss a major problem in the EMS industry. Many EMS workers must work 3 or 4 other jobs in order to sustain themselves thus attributing to overload and fatigue among the EMS ranks. The risks are high when EMS professionals are tired and on the job.