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A blistering case by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Eight emergency calls; one assisted-only, one no trace and six by ambulance. A 19 year-old gay man was left lying on the cold, wet pavement of a busy Soho street by his ... Read on »
A close call by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc There are some shifts that shake you out of your comfort zone and test your ability to remain calm and make the best decisions possible for the benefit of the patient. Tonig ... Read on »
A couple of things by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I was sent the following by Jeanie: London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense 'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been ... Read on »
A dark place by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc There is a sick feeling of no control or recollection of what’s about to happen. I’m being taken away somewhere where I can’t escape and where no one will find me.  ... Read on »
A fitting end by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Eight calls; one pronounced dead on arrival and seven others by ambulance. Duplicate calls occur every now and again – they used to occur a lot more with the old desp ... Read on »
A Fresh Start by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Welcome to my new home. AOL didn't suit me too well and I can now control who does and does not read and comment on my blog. Its also clearer I think and leaves a bit of des ... Read on »
A hard act to follow by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc An Australian paramedic sent me this article. I thought you'd like to read it. Who would do this? Step into a stranger's emergency and all its bloody detail, breaching t ... Read on »
A horse called ASBO by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc This is ASBO; that's his stable name because he doesn't behave himself. Day shift: One calls; one assisted only; one treated on scene; one by car. Stats: 1 Fall; 1 ... Read on »
A mixed bag by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Eight emergencies; one hoax, one refused, on treated on scene and the rest required an ambulance. First call of the shift was for a drunken youth. He and his mates (one ... Read on »
A mixed bag by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Day shift: Seven calls; one conveyed in the car; six by ambulance. Stats: 1 Hyperglycaemic; 1 eTOH fit; 1 Abod pain; 1 Asthma; 2 Allergic reactions; 1 Head injury. I ... Read on »
A new definition of emergency by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Eleven emergency calls; 1 non-convey, 1 running call and 1 on scene cancellation. I started the day as N377, the call sign for the amber car. Then it all got a bit conf ... Read on »
A night on the town by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Before the hit and run incident I had been working my way through a busy and fairly routine shift. It started with a call to a flat in which a young woman was fitting. She w ... Read on »
A night under the weather by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc My last night shift for a while. I have a few days off now, which is just as well as I've been feeling a bit under the weather. My first call came in as I prepared to g ... Read on »
A Paramedic's Diary - THE BOOK by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Right folks. TPD is being published in book form and will be out in October this year. The publisher, Monday Books, have already gone ahead with the pre-press stuff and you ... Read on »
A quiet day except for the noise by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Now, where did I leave that brush of mine? Four calls - all by ambulance. People don’t come out in foul weather, so things tend to quieten down on the frontl ... Read on »
A rare case by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Seven emergency calls. One non-convey and six requiring an ambulance. A Red2 for someone with food poisoning, described as 'semi-conscious'. You mean her eyes were clos ... Read on »
A slow shift by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Four emergency calls – all taken by ambulance. A mixed bag of complaints from a 50 year-old man experiencing palpitations. He suffered from high blood pressure, a foo ... Read on »
A two-way street by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I wish the weather would make its mind up! I'm changing in and out of my jacket every ten minutes. The tourists are flocking back and its getting busier out there. Mani ... Read on »
A Urea moment by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Day shift: Four calls: One by police van; one by car and two by ambulance. Stats: 1 DIB; 1 ? Renal problems; 1 ? Flu jab reaction; 1 Chest pain. Most of the 26 year- ... Read on »
Abandonment by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It's not a word used very often, and when it is, the relevance is rarely on point. But, when you are in a group of mates, out for the night and getting loaded on alcohol (be ... Read on »