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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 blast from the past!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My School "House" I was lying in bed last night waiting for sleep to arrive and take me off to my usual really weird and vivid dreams, when my iPhone chirped and ... Read on »
A Change of Job?? by medic999 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Walking into a local nursing home for an emergency call. I have the usual bags over my shoulders and I walk through the reception area. Resident:  ”Do you have anyth ... Read on »
A first hand perspective of Swine Flu! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, I am on to day 4 now and am feeling much better. I still feel sniffly and bunged up, my chest hurt likes hell when I cough, but I just feel like I have a cold ... Read on »
A follow up to Fire Based EMS by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The post I published last week on Fire Based EMS  started a bit of a discussion between two  of my blogger friends. If you are interested to read  the ‘discussion’ ... Read on »
A human choice? by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I had a job a little while back that made me question some things but also re-affirmed a strong belief I have….that of allowing euthanasia in this country. Now, I kn ... Read on »
A little teaser! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Ive been getting posts thick and fast for next weeks edition of ‘The Handover’. It really is going to be a great one, and the biggest so far. I wish I could link to a ... Read on »
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 »
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 »
A Moral Dilema. What would you do? by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We had an interesting job a little while ago. The discussion that was had on scene between me and my mate and the police officers who arrived to assist us, threw up a b ... Read on »
A Moral DillIema – The Conclusion by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine So the question I posed earlier in the week – “Would you get the police to force entry or would you walk away” got the type of responses that I would have imagined, wit ... Read on »
A moving post. by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was sitting at work today, catching up on the latest posts from the 95 blogs I subscribe to on bloglines on my iPhone when I came across one of the most moving pos ... Read on »
A new entry to the blog roll! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am a firm believer in reading as widely as I can, including the blogs I read. I am going to work on separating my blog roll out to sections to make things easier for ... Read on »
A real school boy mistake! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Ive been in the service nearly 9 years now. I have looked after thousands of patients and cared for their families and loved ones. You would think by now that I wouldnt ... 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 »
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 valuable discussion? by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have had a comment on my post about Jacob, one which I initially thought about not publishing, as I felt I may be betraying Jacobs good will in sending me his point o ... Read on »
A whole new consideration. by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A good few months back, I mentioned that I had a sudden realisation about where my career was headed and what was really important in my life. I have stopped constan ... 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 »
Absolutely nothing to do with EMS! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This blog has been running for 7 months now, I have published 173 posts, all on EMS in one way or another (apart from my holiday stuff), so forgive me for indulging myse ... Read on »
All are welcome here! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Following on from my last post, I seem to have brought some of you quiet back ground readers out of the woodwork. I find it a little disheartening when some of you com ... Read on »