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.
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.
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.
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.
Those in healthcare are privy to incredible privilege. We walk into people’s homes, discuss all aspects of their personal lives… Read more Privilege and despair: caring for young drug users.
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?
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
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
This is the final post in our series about handover. There are lots of good systems around. This isn’t necessarily… Read more You’re only as good as your handover part III: The system