The elderly lady is semi-recumbent in her bed. She is totally animated and enthralled with my partner who’s taking her… Read more You’ve gotta love dementia patients.
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.
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.
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
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.
Recently as I was sitting in the report writing area smashing down pseudoephedrine like skittles, a colleague turned and drily… Read more Should I go to work when I’m sick?
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