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.
Understand that everyone has an agenda.
It was late; around 1am as we drove up to the house. Urgency and sadness grasped us: our pager’s had… Read more Oh please, please just stop talking.
“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.
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
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.
Not much has been happening at work which means not much has been happening on my blog! Whilst I could… Read more All quiet
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.