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 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.
In ambulance, there are rules. Nobody in particular set them.We cannot change them. They simply exist. It was late at… Read more By the rules.
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
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.
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
Let’s face it. A lot of the patients we see as paramedics or DEM healthcare workers really don’t need our… Read more When less is more: why sometimes we need to treat before we diagnose
I’ve given some pretty terrible handovers in my time. I’ve heard some pretty bad ones to. But I’ve also seen… Read more You’re only as good as your handover part II: Giving a good handover
Very few people enjoy being evaluated. Most of those who say they do, are either liars or not receiving proper… Read more Hate being judged? Why we need evaluation
It’s just like pizza shops and coffee: despite your best attempts, you expect to stumble upon a couple of bad ones. Just move on, and make the most of the great ones. Read more……