The anecdotes seem endless, but you'll soon discover a pattern of good jobs and bad jobs, with total idiots popping up every few pages. There again, I had suffered a few chest pains and I wasn't the one who actually called them so I try not to feel too bad about it; and I did thank the ambulance crew afterwards. The former nurse holds no punches as he details the highs and lows of his time on the ambulance, in a job that can see him bringing a new life into the world at the start of a shift and seeing another leave this world at the end. The Navigator: forager, bean counter and now editor. I thought that it would be boring, but that definitely was not so. He is not thrilled with the state of the system he works within and believes and I have to agree that those who use the ambulance as a taxi service should have to Stories from his blog, Tom writes about his experiences working on an ambulance in London. Reading now on my Kindle.
Whoever worked with the general public knows the feeling , but Reynolds and his partners have a really demanding Read the first one, couldn't wait to read the second. Read as a series of sporadic blog entries in a feed-reader, I'm not sure I'd have nearly the same issues that I have with this when read 'as a book'. He deals with road accidents, knife attacks, domestic violence, drug overdoses, neglect and suffering. An interesting look at the experiences of a London paramedic Tom Reynolds a pseudonym is the writer of a blog about his experiences as a paramedic in London. I read this because it would be a 'decent read' but it was much more than that. The sad stories where someone dies, despite the best efforts of ambulance and other health staff, and the uplifting stories where skilled intervention saves a life.
In brief, 'Tom' tells of the highs and lows of ambulance work. However, there are plenty of hair-raising and occasionally heartwarming tales of medical heroics. While you may not agree with all his judgements, a strong sense of character comes through — and there's no arguing with his commitment to his job, nor that it is essential. Tom blogs about his experiences at the end of each shift. Reynolds is a paramedic, and he releases another book of cases he's seen, things that irk paramedics, and what to do in emergency situations. He could help to deliver a baby in the morning and witness the last moments of a dying man in the afternoon. Reynolds himself comes across as an odd character, a combination of compellingly human and sometimes irritatingly judgemental and detached.
Stories from his blog, Tom writes about his experiences working on an ambulance in London. I found it interesting to see how a job totally unrelated to mine worked in a country totally unrelated to the one which I live. Right then, on with the blog. Meet Tom, an Emergency Medical Technician for the London Ambulance service. I've always had a lot of respect for those in the medical field, but seriously, they aren't paid enough to deal with the things they see on a daily basis.
Tom works in the London Ambulance Service, and through his blog posts he tells the stories of the dramatic, scary, funny, tragic, and silly things that happen during his work hours. Both the Blood, Sweat and Cup of Tea books are available for free in a bunch of e-reader formats including through Amazon , and I recommend them both. Tom works in the London Ambulance Service, and through his blog posts he tells the stories of the dramatic, scary, funny, tragic, and silly things that happen during his work hours. There are 212 entries that read like they were lifted from his blog, perhaps given a little editing and some re-arranging and then printed. I really enjoyed reading it.
I was glad to get a chance to read this. That was told throughout this whole book. Would be fascinated to see what an Australian Paramedic would write about. I got Reynolds' first book as a freebie on our Nook, and although I had to purchase this one from Amazon, it was well worth the investment. On any given day he can be attacked by strangers, sworn at by motorists, puked on, covered in blood and other much more unpleasant substances.
I particularly liked the chapter on blankets! Living on the A1 in Haddington, we regard ourselves as pretty close at 20 miles to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary! A member of London's Ambulance Service tells anecdotes of various scenes from his job. Captures the thrills, heartbreak and frustrations of medicine in a way that resonates with readers around the world. Whoever worked with the general public knows the feeling , but Reynolds and his partners have a really demanding job. I read the first of these books a while back, having read the blog for a while. Now as a lone female I am not going to go up to him as he could be pretending and rob me or have a knife and as he didn't respond when I shouted over to him and made a lot of noise, I thought the sensible thing was to call the emergency services. Because it was originally written as a blog, these accounts were fresh in the author's mind when written, and include a lot of details that are often missing from more traditional, retrospective memoirs, where the details of these routine calls blur together and are generally omitted in favor of the more memorable incidents.
His stories are all culled from his blog which he writes in the downtime from serving as a medic in London, and they're short enough to be read in bits and pieces. Yes I could, but as I have already explained why would I put myself in a vulnerable situation and maybe create a different casualty were it a scam. In the brilliant and bestselling Blood Sweat and Tea Tom gives a fascinating — and at times alarming — picture of life in inner-city Britain and the people who are paid to mop up after it. We communicate occasionally on Twitter. I would recommend it to anybody who has an interest in public services in Britain, or has ever been curious about what ambulance staff do.
It's a series of blog posts taken from his blog and put into a book, but it's still an interesting view of paramedics working in London. Whilst you may not agree with everything I post, if you respect my right to my opinion I'll respect your right to disagree with it and we should get along just fine. Not only have you offended on this occasion, but there are a further 6 counts against you, all in the last 10 years. I find your behaviour reprehensible. I actually read this to get more information about what it's like. In itself that makes the book worthwhile if you are a bit of a behind-the-scenes geek.