Technology connects the world. Use technology to connect with your family.
\I worked half my air medical career out of town. When I commuted, I worked the “typical” seven days on, seven days off, pilot schedule. When I was flying in the same town, I worked a scheduled 12 hour shift (up to 14) before returning home to my family. A 14 hour day leaves little family time, with or without a commute.
How did my family stay close?
\Skype, facetime, and regular phone calls kept us connected. Make it a priority to connect with your family every day . . . regardless of your EMS work schedule.