Why is it important to have an integrated approach? Integrating your professionalism and decision making with your medical knowledge is essential for your success. Your professionalism is a reflection of your personal conduct, without professionalism you will never fully succeed. Your professionalism also impacts your decision making process. To develop a disciplined decision making process you must conduct yourself professionally. You must hold yourself accountable, you must exhibit integrity, these are attributes of the professional. The principles of professionalism and your decision making process impacts your ability to apply the knowledge you have worked so hard to learn. Remember that the acquisition of knowledge is useless unless properly applied. So, integrate your approach to EMS. Conduct yourself professionally, develop your process, continue your studies, and go out the door with the confidence to deal with whatever situation you're called to.