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.
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
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