Chatting over coffee with one of our new grads recently, I shifted to conversation to see how she had been… Read more “I thought people would be nicer”: Why paramedics may not seem the most caring of the healthcare professions.
A recent chat with some of our new grads the other day following an arrest we did posed the question:… Read more Let’s get clinical: Can you do CPR too fast? The importance of Ventricular Fill Times.
Understand that everyone has an agenda.
Having recently graduated from my program, I have now struck a very exciting and terrifying reality: I’m actually a paramedic.… Read more Welcome to the real world
“A paramedic? Oh, you must see some terrible things!” It’s kinda the first response line people give you when you… Read more And whatever you do, don’t forget my f#$%ing jacket: how paramedics cope with trauma.
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.
Often in ambulance one of the most important parts of the job is having the patience and foresight to prepare… Read more When you wait.
He’d last been seen 6 hours ago. After saying he was going to head back to bed for a sleep… Read more When is dead…. really dead?
Last week’s post was about keeping things basic and starting treatment early. This week we’re looking at treating things as… Read more Unsure of a diagnosis? Treat what you see: why most paramedics only treat symptoms.