Have you ever been in a situation when your EMS radio could not reach dispatch or your cell phone has no service? You feel kind of disconnected, vulnerable, and alone. You are cut off from your medical director, from backup and other means of support. You are as alone as if on a deserted island cut off from everyone. When you are out of touch fear can start building up and you start seeing trouble everywhere. The patient will appears to be in a worse condition, the ambulance motor will start to act up, and your confidence in your care will start to waver. You are truly in distress! I have been there when I felt as if I was all alone, on my own, facing my troubles and short comings. The good news is you are truly never alone. The Psalmist described it best when he stated we have a God that hears us in the middle of our trouble.

Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.

Stay safe and be blessed!

K C Jones, NRP