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InsomniacMedic

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Sleep a little during the day, work during the night. And blog about it all somewhere inbetween...
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10 Important Facts by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Some surprising medical facts for you to consider whilst going about your daily chores today 1) No-one in the entire world can touch all their own teeth with their tongue. ... Read on »
21st Century Britain? by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I was shocked. I tried not to show it, and hope I did so successfully. But I was still horrified. And the scene? Not one of traumatic injuries, not one of neglect, not on ... Read on »
999medic by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing What a sad time. Due to various reasons listed on his blog, Mark's had to shut his blog down . He of 999medic and Chronicles of EMS, a voice of courage and conviction, ... Read on »
A Begging Letter to A&E Staff by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Dear A&E Nurses and Doctors, ***** We have a patient in cardiac arrest. We have been resuscitating for the past 45 minutes. We cannulated whilst the pat ... Read on »
A Bug's Life by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The road snakes it's way through suburbia, a three-lane highway practically begging for its speed limit to be ignored. Especially at night. Not at all recommended. The pe ... Read on »
A Christmas Tear by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing This is a guest post by the person known on Twitter as @MadMedic1 , and I thank them for it. ___________________ A drizzly morning outside. Much like any other Decembe ... Read on »
A Conversation by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing On the 100 metre walk to where the patient lay in the middle of the makeshift football pitch "I've put a bandage on his leg". "Great. What happened?" ... Read on »
A Different Thank You by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing For the first time in a very long time I had an FRU shift with long lulls interrupted by short working episodes. Normally it's very much the other way round. So I had som ... Read on »
A Fighting Chance by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Having read the guest post written on Medic999's blog , it made sense to talk about the good that bystanders CAN do. The call I'd been given was to a 60 year old male unc ... Read on »
A Giggle by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I know I've not written for a few days - apologies, the world has gone a little nuts. Depending on my insomnia, I may get something posted tonight. In the meantime - have ... Read on »
A Life Worth Living? by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Life is difficult, I get that. There are financial troubles, family conflicts. Friends who fall out,  failed relationships, failed studies. A home barely ... Read on »
A Mother's Love by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Working permanent night shifts on an FRU means that I often spend a while with the patients before a crew is available to come to my rescue... Or that of the patient's, d ... Read on »
A Sister's Pain by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I search for the right words, the strangled words that will express my pain, but they won't come. Nothing is enough to express the anger I feel, the disappointment, the ... Read on »
A Tale of Two Bloggers by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing All I can see in the distance is a set of hazard lights, emitting an intermittent orange glow against the dark background of the night. Maybe this RTC won't be quite ... Read on »
A Thousand Words by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Two people died. Another is critically ill. All for the sake of a phone call. Please. Stay Safe. Read on »
Abandoned by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I know, I've abandoned you. I'd even abandoned twitter for a few days. Well, at least one of my accounts, anyway. We've had a hairy few days in Israel (he says, somewhat ... Read on »
Abused. Again. by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Medic999 has had enough . And I don't blame him. Go read about it first, and then come back. I whinged about the same subject a while back, and fully understand where he ... Read on »
Accents by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A few weeks ago, for an entire twelve-hour night shift, my accent turned from being generally-screwed-up-due-to-moving-house-too-many-times to generally-screwed-up-with- ... Read on »
Advice Please by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing You're a solo responder on a FRU/Rapid Response Unit. You're called to a nursing home. You have a poorly patient who needs constant monitoring and fairly rapid tra ... Read on »