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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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ECG Geek 4 – The diagnosis! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well here is the answer…..But just in case you havent had a go yet, or you want to have one last look at the ECG before I reveal all, click here, then here, then come ba ... Read on »
ECG Geek 4 (continued) by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Thanks for all the comments on this ECG, Im really having a great time reading them all and seeing the discussion developing. Some of you have asked for more of the r ... Read on »
ECG Geek 4 by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, this is a interesting one! Called to a 82 yr old man who had a fall at home and couldn’t get off the floor. This came through as a ‘Cat C’ response, so off I t ... Read on »
Its just so well done! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have got a great ECG post to put up this weekend, but until I get that done here is a quickie! You may have seen this clip on some of the other EMS blogs. I have n ... Read on »
‘The Handover’ – Edition 7 by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, here we are again! Welcome one and all to another edition of ‘The Handover’, the biggest blog carnival for EMS and E.R related blogs in the whole entire blo ... Read on »
Rumour Control! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just a quick post tonight. Its really quite late and I should be finishing of ‘The Handover’ for Friday, but this was just too good not to post about. If you have ... Read on »
Ok, No problem! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was at work yesterday when a simple interaction over the radio with my control room made me stop and think about things a little bit. I was unsure whether to write ... Read on »
Time for a giggle? by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was reading ER stories blog last night when I read this post. In it is a link to a list of medical slang acronyms. This is a HUGE list, so big in fact,  that I haven’ ... 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 »
I just cant get my head around it! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, that was interesting! Ive just finished the podcast with Chris and the EMS Garage lot. I couldn’t get as involved as I usually do as a lot of it was to do with ... Read on »
Going Live! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine How cool is this? I know its a bit geeky, but I am just about to link up with the EMS Garage crew and do a live podcast/discussion from the Wyoming State EMS Confere ... Read on »
Embarrasment by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine No matter what anyone calls 999 for, we wont be shocked or surprised about it (at least not that the patient will be aware of) I bet there are so many stories that c ... 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 »
Walk home…….then call 999 by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Called to a 45 year old female complaining of acute chest pain (according to the information on the MDT in the car). I head off in a blur of blue L.E.D’s to arrive at t ... Read on »
Blogger Burnout! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Mrs 999 would definitely agree with what I am about to write…. One of my greatest failings is that when I get in to something new, I get all enveloped in it. I spend ... Read on »
Reminder for ‘the Handover’ by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hi Chaps and Chapesses! Just a reminder that  Monday coming is the cut off for submissions to the next edition of ‘The Handover’ The theme this month is ‘The F ... Read on »
Stand down!….This job isnt suitable for you! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I wonder how fortunate I am to be working for the North East Ambulance Service? How many paramedics or technicians who work on the UK`s rapid response/fast response ... 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 »
More Additions to the Blog Roll by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The EMS blogosphere continues to grow, and I will continue to try and link to as many blogs as I can find for you all. After all, variety is the spice of life is it ... Read on »
The Rag Doll Syndrome by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Is it just me, or are there any of you out there who are constantly amazed with the defensive properties of a skin full of alcohol? Male, approximately 40 yrs old. V ... Read on »