One of the nice things about working in an ER is the relationships you develop with your coworkers. The nature of the work requires a high level of trust & interdependency that, over time, develops into a unique and singular bond. You begin to depend on each other, sensing when something is wrong & making allowances as needed. In a highly charged environment where anything can happen at any moment, where life and death decisions must be made quickly, you learn the strengths and weaknesses of your peers. You begin to know these people & how they respond in a deep & fundamental way.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with the people I do. I believe we are all trying to do the right thing, to the best of our abilities. For better or worse, we all need each other.