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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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From one extreme to the other by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There is always someone who can come along and remind  me why I  love this job so much. To offset the aggression of last nights post I would like to share with you a ... Read on »
To help a friend in need by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have wrote countless times about the enjoyment I get from being a blogger and the feeling of ‘community’ and brother/sisterhood I now have with EMS providers around t ... Read on »
Enough is ENOUGH!!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Some times in the wonderful world of paramedicine and serving the community you come up against some pretty unsavoury characters. It becomes the norm to be called names ... Read on »
He aint heavy……. by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have mentioned in recent posts, how I tend to take ‘everything in with me’ for most jobs when I am working on the car. That has served me well so far and has seen me t ... Read on »
In lay mans terms! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One of the decisions I have to make when writing posts for this blog is how to put things into words which will not alienate some of my non-medical readers. I look for ... Read on »
Medic999 – Aircrew Paramedic! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It all sounds very grand doesn’t it! Its not as common as it is over in the states, Air Ambulances, that is. Over here they are funded solely through charitable dona ... Read on »
Fire Based EMS. My thoughts….. by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The picture will make sense by the end of the post….honest! Ive been listening for quite some time, gathering information as best as I can, and participating in m ... Read on »
For my new friend! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This blog has helped me gain more friends within my profession, around the world, than I could ever have hoped for. I know some readers may think it odd that anyone woul ... Read on »
Whatever next? by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I got sent this bit of information from a reader and just had to share it with you all : This seems like good news but since there are many dangerous prank calls bei ... Read on »
I hope this comes out right… by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Ive been thinking about saying something on this blog for a while, but I have put off as I think it may come out wrong and some of you may think I am ‘right up myself’ ... Read on »
Jumping to conclusions – Part 2 by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine So, here is the second job I had in my run of two recently that reminded me not to pre-judge my patients. I had just cleared from lesson number one, when I was assig ... Read on »
Its just all to much hard work! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have decided that camping is fab! Although I need to invest in a few other gadgets before we go again. And before you ask, yes, it was only for one night! We had to se ... Read on »
Wish me luck! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just a quicke post to say I am away for the next couple of days. Mrs 999 has finally persuaded me to go camping (after the successful trial run in the garden!). I’m actu ... Read on »
Another moral dilemma by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have just had an email from Matt tonight, who describes a job he was at recently and asks my opinion on what happened. It was one of those jobs that left him wonderin ... Read on »
Thinking outside of the box! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Ive just been reading a post over at ‘life under the lights’ where CK writes about a job where he really had to think laterally about how to manage his patient. Clic ... Read on »
Jumping to Conclusions – Post 1 by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Before I get started, I would like to say a hello, to the not insignificant amount of new visitors I have had since Trauma Queens edition of ‘The Handover’ I hope you ... 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 »
The Handover – Edition 6 by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The latest edition of the Handover is now up over at Trauma Queen. You can expect submissions from some of the usual suspects and, as is becoming the norm, a coup ... Read on »
Sometimes…. by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sometimes you get a job which gives you a gentle reminder not to prejudge what you are responding to. Sometimes you cant help jumping to conclusions according to wha ... Read on »
Always together by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am dispatched to an elderly female with a history of a fall and unable to get back up. I am just around the corner when the radio is activated with  a message from co ... Read on »