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medic999

newcastle upon tyne, United Kingdom
Hi There! I am a paramedic from the North East of England and I LOVE my job! I want to share my experiences with you all and give you a glimpse into the life and thoughts of a frontline operational paramedic
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A moment frozen in time. by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I looked down at his small body, thinking that this time, I would make a difference. He was breathing 2 minutes ago. He was at school earlier that same day. ... Read on »
Signing Off. by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I figure that now is the time to make the announcement. Sometime, very shortly, this blog will disappear from the Fire&EMS Blog Network. This is no reflection what s ... Read on »
Almost a good bye by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As I am sure that you have noticed, the frequency of my posting is not that great at the moment. If you have been following me on twitter, you will know that it has be ... Read on »
Its a CoEMS Birthday! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Has it really been a year? I woke up this morning, rolled onto my side, reached over a still sleeping junior999 and grabbed my iphone. As is my usual morning routine, ... Read on »
Its child’s play! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As I stand ironing Mrs999s clothes for tomorrow morning, I half hear pre-school999 and olderbrother999 playing in the hallway. It appears that they want to go upstairs a ... Read on »
That damned spam filter!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just a quick note to say that I have just noticed that virtually 99% of all comments that have been coming into the blog have been filtered into my spam folder of my ema ... Read on »
A sigh of relief by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sometimes in this job we can be harder on ourselves than anyone else could be. We question ourselves… Did I do everything I could? Should I have done this? Maybe ... Read on »
A reminder…. by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine (I apologise if this reads like a pat on the back to myself – maybe it is, but I think I need it at the minute!) It’s no secret that over the past few weeks I have bee ... Read on »
Oh No!! An Observer! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It’s a simple sentence, with no particular threat to it at all, yet for some medics it is like giving them notification of some horrendous impending doom. “Joe, you ... Read on »
Now that is just plain Cool!!!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Whilst walking around Marks and Spencers, doing the food shop with Mrs999, I thought I would sneak a quick peek at my emails on the old trusty iPhone. Next thing heard ... Read on »
Kids….. Not always a horror story! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Ben Yatzbaz asks us to think about kids for this months edition of ‘The ‘Handover’, which will be published at his blog ‘The Insomniacs Guide to Ambulances’ on Friday, ... Read on »
I HAVE NOW MOVED!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Right guys, my new home is now open for visiting… No further posts will be published on this blogsite. To keep reading my blitherings you will need to go to : www ... Read on »
Learning how to do it? by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been reading through some of my favourite blogs again tonight (as I do every day!!!), when I came across the latest post from ‘Not Trained but we try Hard’. I ... Read on »
A Monumental Comment! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Quick folks, go back to the ‘Blogger Meet up’ Post from yesterday and check out the first comment! The previously fully annonymous Happy Medic is starting to come ou ... Read on »
Peoples Health Bloggers Awards by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hi Chaps, You may well notice that small inconspicuous button over to the right there!! That is a Voting button for the second annual ‘Peoples Health Bloggers Awa ... Read on »
Blogger Meet Up by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well its really starting to get close to the culmination of 9 months of planning… I will be heading off to Happy Medics neck of the woods in 3.5 weeks to witness first han ... Read on »
Oh Crap!!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sitting in the car on standby, it’s nearly the end of a long and busy shift. The siren tone on the computer screen alerts me to the likelihood of another late job……C ... Read on »
A ‘Hypothetical’ Moral Dilemma by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Since the post I put up the other day about the Camera man and EMT has started off a bit of a ‘legal’ discussion, I thought I would capitalise on the clever folks who r ... Read on »
Simple actions can save lives by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As any paramedic or EMT will tell you, the opportunities to really make a difference dont come around very often. The times when you can say that you actually did save a ... Read on »
Beware the man with the camera!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There have been some interesting posts pop up on some of the blogs I read during the last 24hrs. It appears to have started over at Statter 911, where a post was put up ... Read on »