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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 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 »
So many new entries to the blog roll! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I seem to be finding loads of new EMS blogs recently. Some have been around ages and I just have never stumbled across them before and some are brand new, like littl ... Read on »
“Pulling Rank” by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Handover EMS/ER blog carnival is due to be published on Friday over at Trauma Queen, so make sure you pop over and have a look at this months submissions. I h ... 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 »
One way to annoy a paramedic! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dispatched to a local large shopping centre for a 45 yr old female having chest pains. She is said to be located in the bus station, but I am given no idea as to where ... Read on »
Its all gone quiet by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This weekend has been really quiet! I have been working on the rapid response car Friday, Saturday and today (0600 – 1800). As I may have mentioned a couple of times ... 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 »
Whoops…….that didnt work!!!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was reading Happy Medics blog the other day when he posed a question about what you would do in a certain situation when traffic at a junction gets busy and you need ... Read on »
Copy Code Three – Now available to download! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There is a new podcast out there to listen to, but this one is a little different from the other EMS podcasts available. It is the brain child of Buck Feris, who if ... Read on »
Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me….unless! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The MDT flashes at us and tells us that we are now on our way to a 67 year old female complaining on constipation and a sore arm. Joe and me look at each other and say ... 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 »
You have to look for the positives! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine   Some paramedics seem to really hate sitting on standby. I say, lets look for the positives: This post will come as no surprise what so ever to those that now ... Read on »
Trust me, I wont lie to you! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Im sitting on standby enjoying a good film on my ipod (who says standbys cant be fun? Its all about gadgets!) when the MDT springs into life and the most annoying al ... Read on »
Am I really weird?? by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was reading one of my fellow bloggers blogs the other day and was really quite moved by one of his posts. I left a comment after reading the post, which after I read ... Read on »
‘Change of Shift’ 3rd Anniversary Edition by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Kim over at Emergiblog, has just put up the 3rd anniversary edition of the nursing blog carnival ‘Change of Shift’. I have been reading this carnival for the past coupl ... Read on »
Almost an Astronaut!! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I make no  apologies for this not being a medical post, or another insight into the life of a paramedic. Instead you get an insight into the life of a little boy who is ... Read on »
Our Station open day. by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Doing a simulated extrication. We had a beautiful sunny day on Saturday this week for the annual Swalwell community Fire and Ambulance Station open day. A great t ... Read on »
Over to you – Post 3 by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Following on from the recent posts from both myself and those included in edition 5 of ‘The Handover’, around communication issues, Mike from America has sent me in a p ... Read on »
For my American Friends! by medic999 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’ve got no cool pictures or anything for this post tonight as I am lying on an air bed in a tent in my back garden having a trial run with my 2 eldest boys (both 9) to ... Read on »
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 »