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My HEMS Selection Experience

I have just got home from one of the most challenging days of my life. HEMS selection days are widely accepted to be rather brutal. They have a large number of potentially suitable candidates and only small number of positions. … Continue reading

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What About Protected Bed Times?

Hospital transfers are for everyone who works in the ambulance service part of the job. Sometimes the patients are very acutely unwell, and sometimes they aren’t. One thing I hate doing, but sometimes have to, is transfer a patient in … Continue reading

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The Emotions of Disney & 999 Calls

A few days ago I had two patients that where rather similar. What was wrong with them was very different; however they had some startling similarities. Both patients where in their eighties, living independent self-caring lives with no significant health … Continue reading

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The Cat Is Out Of The Bag

Tonight I took part in the second episode of the Ambulance Matters podcast.We were discussing the role of the Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) within the ambulance service. It was a semi-formal chat but we got quite a lot of valid … Continue reading

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Ambulances, Chips & Death

Today whilst at work I took a risk. I lost with almost comical timing. After calling clear-on-scene I was sent back to base for my break. I hadn’t brought anything for lunch so I was thinking what to do. I … Continue reading

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Working The Night Shift

In my job you work nights. Night shifts very much go against the grain of the human body’s natural biological clock. There are loads of statistics which state how many years you life is shortened by if you work nights. … Continue reading

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