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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 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 »
Another bench mark passed! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well chaps and chapesses, Swine flu or not, Ive missed a bit of a milestone yesterday and just wanted to say thanks! 100,000 hits since January this year! Thats p ... Read on »
Told you it wasnt Man Flu! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Two words…. Oink….oink! I have a sudden increased empathy for all of the swine flu patients I have seen over the last few months. Oh well, better now than in 4 ... Read on »
On the sick bed again!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The video says it better than I could. Im sure you have seen it before but its worth a giggle anyway. This isnt like me of course, I have real flu not man flu ... Read on »
Supporting each other by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Being part of the EMS family and being married to another paramedic from another station, you hear alot about what goes on in the service. Usually its just idle gossip a ... Read on »
Changes are coming! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I, like some other bloggers in the EMS blogging community, have taken up an invite to be part of a new blogging network dedicated to EMS (ambulance services) and Fire F ... Read on »
Blogs…..do they do more harm than good? by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been doing a lot of thinking about the blog recently, and I mean really thinking! I have even had thoughts about packing it all in and moving on to something ... Read on »
The Frequent Customer! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Before I start, I havent forgotten about Jack and ECG Geek 6, thats coming tomorrow. It would have been tonight but I have been asked by Happy Medic to pitch in on a pos ... Read on »
It gets you when you least expect it by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My wonderful wife and my youngest son! Sitting on standby again by the side of a field. I’m happily typing away writing another blog post on my good ol’ iPhone wh ... Read on »
It’s a shame it’s so rare. by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This post isn’t about a patient as such, but instead about a group of nurses and carers at one of my local nursing homes. I witnessed something the other day that I ... Read on »
You can find a silver lining in anything! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Even at 06:30 in the morning, when you are sent out on ‘dynamic standby cover’ (sitting in a secluded car park or layby waiting for the next job to come in), you can fin ... 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 »
It made me smile! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I promise I am going to get back to some normal posts tonight and over the weekend. Its all been a bit ‘blog carnival’ and ‘the project’ recently, so my thoughts hav ... Read on »
“Change of Shift” comes visiting! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A few months ago, Kim over at Emergiblog hosted an edition of ‘The Handover’ for us all. Through that edition, our EMS blogs were seen by a largely nursing and in-ho ... Read on »
Taking a Bite! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I wrote a post last month called ENOUGH is ENOUGH, about when a patient overstepped the line when he tried to take a bite out of me. I have just seen one of my friend ... Read on »
The Aftermath of the Meeting!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine   No, it wasn’t that bad really, but there was some sticking points. The good news is that the Project is going ahead!!  The powers that be are backing the exc ... Read on »
‘Grand Rounds’ is coming to Medic999!!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Granddaddy of all medical blog carnivals is coming to little `ol Medic999 next Tuesday. For those who dont know what this carnival is about, imagine ‘ The Handov ... Read on »
The Big Day Approaches! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, tomorrow is the big day as far as ‘The Project’ goes. I have an appointment at 2.15pm (GMT) to stand in front of the board of directors of the North East Ambulanc ... Read on »
“Ive Hosted the Handover” Widget by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Thanks to some tinkering with basic html, and Happy Medic tinkering with some graphics, I now have a snazzy widget to dish out to all who have, and who will in the f ... 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 »