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Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine[PDF / Epub] ★ Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine Author Peter Canning – Varanus.us In this unforgettable, dramatic account of one man s experience as an EMT, Peter Canning relives the nerve racking seconds that can mean the difference between a patient s death and survival, as Canni In this unforgettable, dramatic account of the Front PDF/EPUB ì one man s experience as an EMT, Peter Canning relives the nerve racking seconds that can mean the difference between a patient s death and survival, as Canning struggles to make the right call, dispense the right medication, or keep a patient s heart beating long enough to reach the hospital As Canning tells his graphic, gripping war stories of the lives he saved and lost of the fear, the nightmares, and the constant adrenaline pumping thrill of action we come away with an unforgettable portrait of what it means Paramedic: On MOBI :µ to be a hero.

Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine PDF ï the
  • Paperback
  • 351 pages
  • Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine
  • Peter Canning
  • English
  • 08 July 2019
  • 0804116148

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  1. says:

    Hey, I loved this book Although working across the Pond from Peter and at least 6 months short of getting my paramedic registration I can relate to so much of what he says He would feel very much at home in LAS London Ambulance Service short journey times short runs to hospital large ethnic minority population But I was surprised to read that they suffer from the rubbish he calls them BS jobs as much as we do I thought the private health care system would sort that out.I love Hey, I loved this book Although working across the Pond from Peter and at least 6 months short of getting my paramedic registration I can relate to so much of what he says He would feel very much at home in LAS London Ambulance Service short journey times short runs to hospital large ethnic minority population But I was surprised to read that they suffer from the rubbish he calls them BS jobs as much as we do I thought the private health care system would sort that out.I loved the way he explains his anxieties, triumphs and tribulations Especially his anxieties because I have them too The way he describes jobs in the first person present tense normally something I dislike seems to work well here I also think he interspersed tales from his former work campaigning political speech writer very nicely Some interesting similarities and differences from the UK Cardiac drugs they have dopamine for cardiogenic shock we have atropine and adenosine we have amiodarone No lidocaine lignocaine , bretylium, procainamide or sodium bicarb here Epinephrine adrenaline Lasix furosemide UK paramedics give morphine for pain relief, no permission required Why only baby aspirin think these are 75mg each we can give 300mg 1 adult tablet for suspected cardiac chest pain to over 16s UK Paramedics arereserved about giving fluids IV access and don t take bloods for the hospital in Essex Not sure why they are so reluctant to give nitro tablets we don t have IV nitro but use glyceryl trinitrate GTN spray relatively freely, as long as the systolic BP is ok.Allergic reaction benadryl chlorphenamine piriton Seizures UK paramedics do not need to get authority to give diazemuls Valium and they can also give it rectally as diazepam Unresponsive no ammonia inhalants here Hospitals are not responsible for paramedics actions here, and we do the EMT to Paramedic progression differently.Manual handling every front line vehicle in Essex has a tail lift so no manually lifting the stretcher into the vehicle Think this has been true for at least 5 years.Same handover woes he sums it up in a nutshell can t find that page again AE nurses mostly don t listen here either Not many shootings and stabbings here in Essex, though they do happen.We don t got Stork pins I feel both relief and letdown I want action, but I also fear it.


  2. says:

    I read the sequel to Paramedic about two months ago, and this first book is much of the same This is part of my continued research for my novel I ve been reading so much about EMS that it s starting to creep into my dreams return return Peter Canning was a speechwriter with powerful connections throughout the northeast and Washington D.C However, he gave up his big paycheck and nice office to go and work on the streets of Hartford, Connecticut, as a paramedic He sees many of the same drunk I read the sequel to Paramedic about two months ago, and this first book is much of the same This is part of my continued research for my novel I ve been reading so much about EMS that it s starting to creep into my dreams return return Peter Canning was a speechwriter with powerful connections throughout the northeast and Washington D.C However, he gave up his big paycheck and nice office to go and work on the streets of Hartford, Connecticut, as a paramedic He sees many of the same drunks day to day, is frustrated with the system, and every now and then makes a big save that makes everything worthwhile For my selfish purposes, I wish he had gone intodetails about some of the mundane details of dispatches and paperwork, but it still provides me with many ideas


  3. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the stories of real life ambulance work A good portion of the book also touches on Canning s work as an aide to the governor, and that didn t interest me as much He does an excellent job of decribing exactly how things are done on the ambulance that was my favorite part.


  4. says:

    Enjoyed it though a bit self absorbed and not nearly as real feeling as I see on the front lines of my job.


  5. says:

    This was one of the most if not the most authentic and honest biography I have ever read Peter Canning takes us on a journey across his life, exposing his triumphs and vulnerabilities What I appreciate most is how self reflective he is, and how he isn t afraid to show his human side both good, and not so good He talks about his station in life, reflecting on the choices he has made that got him to where he is, and takes accountability for his actions In particular, he talks about 1 his This was one of the most if not the most authentic and honest biography I have ever read Peter Canning takes us on a journey across his life, exposing his triumphs and vulnerabilities What I appreciate most is how self reflective he is, and how he isn t afraid to show his human side both good, and not so good He talks about his station in life, reflecting on the choices he has made that got him to where he is, and takes accountability for his actions In particular, he talks about 1 his white privilege and how he sees the impacts of it on the streets everyday 2 his advantageous upbringing and how that contrasts with his pursuing his passion as a paramedic, which is well below his original socio economic status 3 his realization of racism within himself and within his work environment, and how that contrasts with his personal relationship with someone of color 4 his tug and pull with knowing that he could have easily lived acomfortable life in policy, or even just moving on in the medical field, yet he so wants to prove his worth as a paramedic 5 the inner conflicts of what loyalty means how he was completely loyal to Senator Weicker with no real return on investment, yet his comrades in the paramedic field show complete loyalty every day even if it is on the side of unethical, such as when he drove the ambulance car knowing that paramedics were beating up on a violent patient in the back 6 his search for meaning in life which I believe he finds in connectedness and service to people in his city every single day 7 the inequity between what paramedics sacrifice everyday compared to the lack of respect and feeling of disempowerment 7 the realization that ultimately we are all the same in that we all just want connectedness, the feeling of belonging, and respect and 8 a philosophical dialogue throughout the book about what does it mean to be happy.What Mr Canning does and experiences within the time periods constrained in this book far outweighs what most people do in a lifetime He speaks about his numerous professions apart from being a paramedic including government, meat packing, cab driving, factory working, and EMT , and what he loved so much about them contrasted with how society views him in these professions The wisdom I gleaned from this book was enormous, and I am truly a better person after reading this book My one criticism is that the reality that Mr Canning speaks about is very much limited to the United States, and particularly to the Conneticut area Paramedics across the border in Canada make a great dealmoney and are respected members of society 60K to 100K annually I find it appalling how inequitable the salaries are when comparing these two countries, and how it requires advocates like Canning to make Americans realize that this profession requires safety, security both physical and financial , respect, and need to be empowered aspects that are enjoyed and taken for granted in so many other equally important occupations that are the pulse of our society such as doctors, police officers, and even sanitary workers I really am so honored to have read this book, and will try to work towards the goals I have now put on myself based on the wisdom gleaned Thank you Mr Canning


  6. says:

    Peter Canning is a paramedic in the states He became a paramedic later in life after working many jobs, including a speech writer for politicans This book is a recount of his first year working as a certified parametric He talks about his anxieties on scenes when he is still learning, he talks about his doubts in his ability and his decision to become a parametric, he describes the pain he feels on the harder cases when he loses people, and the great sense of accomplishment and pride when he Peter Canning is a paramedic in the states He became a paramedic later in life after working many jobs, including a speech writer for politicans This book is a recount of his first year working as a certified parametric He talks about his anxieties on scenes when he is still learning, he talks about his doubts in his ability and his decision to become a parametric, he describes the pain he feels on the harder cases when he loses people, and the great sense of accomplishment and pride when he is able to help someone His description is so raw that it makes you feel what it must be like to be a parametric These people do not get paid enough for the work that they do The book has kind of a weird, disjointed flow to it that took a little bit to get used to But I wonder if this was on purpose to mimic what a chaotic day one has as a parametric


  7. says:

    Fascinating insider s look at what it takes to be a paramedic I actually read Peter Canning s second book first years ago Loved it, kept it, remembered it, and pulled it out to read again This first book gave a good backdrop on how Mr Canning became a paramedic Well worth the time it took to read it Especially during our COVID 19 crisis, reading about first responders gives me a new and deeper appreciation for the critical services they provide Great book with stories told sincerely by Fascinating insider s look at what it takes to be a paramedic I actually read Peter Canning s second book first years ago Loved it, kept it, remembered it, and pulled it out to read again This first book gave a good backdrop on how Mr Canning became a paramedic Well worth the time it took to read it Especially during our COVID 19 crisis, reading about first responders gives me a new and deeper appreciation for the critical services they provide Great book with stories told sincerely by an amazingly talented, humble, caring, compassionate paramedic I just love him Now, I am ready for a second run through his next book Rescue 471


  8. says:

    Peter Canning included his politics which I didn t really like, but that wasn t much of his book and it was part of his life anyway, so I ll allow it I really loved these stories I could just sit and read these forever I forced myself to only read a little at a time as to make the book last as long as possible.


  9. says:

    AwesomeBeen a volunteer EMT for six months I m about Peters age and have dreams of being a medic Everyone tells me not to Can t think of a better book to read that balances the mix of emotions.


  10. says:

    I absolutely loved this book It was such an amazing view of what it s truly like in EMS I read this when I first entered the field and it really put things into perspective for me Peter Canning is an incredible author

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