Words of a volunteer firefighter involved in high risk rescue
“None of us would say we weren’t nervous,” he said. “But when you stop being nervous, that’s the day you’re going to get hurt.”
And Jim goes on to write (editors comment)
This is the reason I relentlessly train in airway management and resuscitation techniques–not to stay nervous, but to remain sharp and focused for when the life-and-death, time-critical situations arise. If you are not continuously training to improve yourself while you occupy a critical position in healthcare, then it’s just a matter of time until fate visits you with a disaster.