I think you underplay your hand AC. It is professional, and the fact that it is second nature rehearsed is what makes it so. Professional armies don't just run around with rifles on day 1, they get acclimatised through practice and repetition. Likewise surgeons. You could say they just stand there and play with red goo, which is also true, but after much repetition and based on learning from others and previous results.
You may feel like you're 'just sitting there', but you aren't doing so recklessly (almost all of the time), and much like a paramedic you deal with the problem of the moment measuredly and without panic or flapping. No matter if you crap yourself later, not doing so whilst in a problem is professionalism.