Do this job for any length of time and a few patients will stick with you. Maybe we talk about them, maybe we don’t but they are landmarks in our memory of calls gone right and calls gone wrong.¬†At the end of the day, I don’t know how much of an effect our interventions have on actually saving a life. Statistically the numbers are extremely low for many reasons. Don’t forget these patients, they likely taught you something that makes you a better provider, but don’t let them haunt you. Find some help if they do. Talk to someone. Stay safe.