Whilst on a forum with some doctors recently, the obvious question came up: What in your opinion makes a good… Read more Nice. Fast. Good. A simple explanation on how to be a great paramedic and gain respect in the ED.
Understand that everyone has an agenda.
You meet a lot of odd characters in ambulance. I don’t just mean the usual mental health patients (one of… Read more Paramedic stories number 3
It’s been awhile since I posted properly sorry! It’s been super busy and I promise I’ve got lots of good… Read more The basics of self care
There are few jobs in the world more difficult to gain a proficiency in than those in front line healthcare.… Read more Don’t give . Why you shouldn’t drop out of your grad year and internship.
Our ambulance hurtled up the hill. Rudely interrupted from our planned trip to the hardware store to suss out some… Read more I couldn’t be with him when he died.
To say I had lost all respect for the man would be unfair. But I had lost a lot. Our… Read more The cost of hypocrisy
I wish I’d been driving faster. I know that we’re meant to drive the same no matter what. But with… Read more When not to wait.
If you’ve ever spent anytime in an ambulance, you’ll know that there’s only so much clinical work that can be… Read more Building rapport: the art of small talk
There is no perfect way to tell someone bad news. That they are about to die. That their child is… Read more How to break bad news: talking to patients and family members