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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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English Tea by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The first call of the shift was a transfer into town, to one of the big central London hospitals. Working out in the suburbs may not have held the same glamour as workin ... Read on »
Those that teach? by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Those who can, do; those who can't, teach. (I believe George Bernard Shaw is responsible) I've mentioned this phrase once before on this blog , on a post for t ... Read on »
Seat belts. Again. by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing This overnight story from northern Israel is nothing short of horrendous and heartbreaking. Eight members of the same family, parents and six of their children killed in a ... Read on »
Doris by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I can't believe I can say this after only a few years in the ambulance service - but - I remember when...  I remember when the calls were manually dispatched, each call e ... Read on »
BETS by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Having left the LAS for pastures new, I thought I'd look back on various aspects of a decade on the front line in London and suggest ideas or share various experiences for ... Read on »
Priorities by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The lounge echoes, the bare walls bounce back every sound, with no furniture to soak up at least some of the noise.  The plastic chairs and table carry out their duties ... Read on »
Globetrotting by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I can hear the murmurings clearly. “He goes and wins the award for Blog of the Year and then promptly stops blogging!” I grant you, it’s a fair whinge. But trust me, the r ... Read on »
Plumbing by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The first beads of perspiration appear on his forehead as we attach the monitor leads to his limbs and chest. "I don't think it's a heart attack," he says, more hopeful t ... Read on »
Coffee Table by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing When the package was due to be delivered, Poojah made sure that her grandson was there. After more than half a century of living in the South East of England, having moved i ... Read on »
Tammy by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A crescent moon hangs in the sky, fighting for supremacy over the scattered clouds. Street lights and unnecessarily illuminated buildings pollute the atmosphere and hide the ... Read on »
Monologue by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing An all too familiar scene awaits us as we swing open the door to the doctors' surgery. A waiting room full of coughing, spluttering children, parents losing the battle bet ... Read on »
Five Words by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Stepping into the office with an envelope in my hand, I was about to take one of the biggest steps in almost a decade. "Need my signature on an application form, do yo ... Read on »
WINNER! by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Maybe I should go away more often. I take some time out, a couple of days away from anything interweb-ish, and lo and behold, the miraculous happens. Whilst I'm awa ... Read on »
Jimmy by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing One two seven High Street, Suburbia. I know that address. I know that it's not where we're actually needed. It's the centre where emergency calls made by mainly elderly ... Read on »
Seven Months by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing We approach only as far as the police tape allows. "You'll have to wait here with us, just until we know what's going on." On the screen in front of us, the special in ... Read on »
VOTING NOW OPEN!!! by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing   Right then, loyal readers, the voting is now open for the EMS Blog of the Year.  I have, miraculously, been shortlisted. You now have seven days of nagging to look for ... Read on »
Playing Dead by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Saturday night.  In fact, it's worse.  It's a post pay-day Saturday night.  The calls are coming in faster than the customers can spend their hard-earned cash. Call aft ... Read on »
Intact by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing As luck would have it, we were on the way to a patient and not transporting at the time. As luck would have it, they were stood at the side of the road and not ... Read on »
Bad Weather by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Heading through the terrible weather towards the scene at right angles to the accident, the level of carnage looks all the more brutal. We're the third ambulance to arri ... Read on »
AHEM!!! by InsomniacMedic Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing So, the nominations for the Fire and EMS Blog of the Year have opened. Know anyone you want to nominate? Well, do you? Go on. You know you want to. Click here to ... Read on »