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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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Code STEMI by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing At eighteen, I was the sort of squeamish person that everyone laughed at, as I'd feel faint at the mere smell of alcohol gel at the entrance to a hospital of doctor's surg ... Read on »
The Story So Far (Or, how to keep the bank manager in suspense) by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing It’s been a little quiet round these here parts. I mean the blog, not Israel. Below, I explain a little as to why this has been the case. This isn’t really my normal bloggin ... Read on »
Be Smart? by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Two calendars run side-by-side in Israel; one religious, one civil. It means that we celebrate New Year twice a year, just to confuse everyone, including ourselves. The chan ... Read on »
As the clock strikes 12... by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A post by a friend on facebook has started a discussion. Where have you been when the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve? As members of the emergency services, of w ... Read on »
The View from the Back Row of the Classroom by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Over the past few weeks, I've gone back to school. I've been sitting in the classroom listening to lectures I've heard before, albeit in a different language, surrounded ... Read on »
Rules for EMS by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I have, unashamedly, stolen this list verbatim (with permission, I hasten to add). I haven't changed a word, or the order in which these rules appear, although I think tha ... Read on »
Sandy Hook by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Rivers of ink have raged, almost as the rivers of blood that flowed all too freely have now stilled. I don't know when is, or even if there is, a right time to wade in to a ... Read on »
Fail by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing All the way back in May (I could turn this into a poem now, but I shan't. I can already hear your sighs of relief) I posted a series of three posts, each suggesting ideas th ... 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 »
Poppy Day by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing For the last couple of years, around the time of Remembrance Day, I write a post to mark the occasion. Last year was a story about stories. The year before that, I linked to ... Read on »
The Bet by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The door is opened by a late middle-aged man holding a wet flannel on his forehead. The call has come in as the lowest category of call, the infamous Green Call that can be ... Read on »
Unsung Heroes by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Heroism is a term bandied about all too lightly. Teenagers describe the latest pop-sensation as their hero. Sports fans describe the latest world-class footballer, baseb ... Read on »
The Trolley by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing We pull up to the entrance at the back of the hospital, reversing the ambulance into what is no more than a widened alley. Cats roam free, picking food out of overflowing ru ... Read on »
Drunk-Drivers United by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Once again, the morning's UK news included a headline about a top-flight football player being caught drink driving. Ryan Tunnicliffe , who plays for Manchester United, was ... Read on »
Grandpa by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A football appears suddenly in the street, flying out from between rows of parked cars, packed tightly in the premium spaces. The houses in this area have driveways the size ... Read on »
Memories by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Flashback.  A totally unexpected flashback that instantaneously took me to the scene, one I hadn't visited for several years.  The mind plays tricks on me, sending me ba ... Read on »
Lost Keys by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The door shuts gently behind me, bringing to a close another shift, one that ended at a time normal humans call bedtime. I've left the world of the permanent nights behind, ... Read on »
Six Shifts by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Half a dozen shifts at my new job, just over one handful of volunteer shifts, and I'm already known as a troublemaker. I don't mean for it to happen, I just seem to at ... 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 »
Uniform by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Remember me? I used to blog here regularly. Somehow, recently, it just hasn't happened. I know I've already apologised for this once or twice before, but here I am again ... Read on »