Angels of Emergency: Rescue Stories from America's by Donna Theisen, Dary Matera

By Donna Theisen, Dary Matera

This can be like poultry Soup for the Soul! choice of many many brief tales of paramedics happening their path. quite relatively fascinating tales that I simply savored each tale. i admire the booklet alot! i'm hoping they make one other one!!! nice untold behind the curtain of what paramedics plow through. a stupendous read!!!

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That's because they know that one day you'll be a critical part of their support team. ) If they think you're halfway on the ball, they might even let you sew some stitches, clamp a bleeding artery, or hook up a number 12 EKG (you'll know what that means). Best of all, during the intensive hospital training, you'll get to wear those nifty little paper masks, shoes and hats that make doctors and nurses look like walking toilet paper rolls. By the end of the course, you'll be able to make a complete assessment of a sick or injured person in about ninety seconds.

He figured that if you wanted to wear a stethoscope, you could go to one of the other fire departments that had all these little rookie fire rescue guys. Still, I was bound and determined to go to EMT school, and after nagging him for a few days, he let me go. I was able to learn techniques a that multitude helped me of out life on saving the medical street. I subsequently persuaded a number of my colleagues to take the courses. Because of that, we turned was once considered a very backward rescue squad into a first rate operation that was respected throughout our county.

I recall the faces of the people I helped and comforted, and it gives me a sense of inner 59 peace. If I saved one life, just one, then all the other stuff, all the deaths and suffering, has been worth it. Almost without exception, the medics I've talked to and worked with feel the same way. They express it differently, in their own words, but deep down, they feel the same. It's no small irony that the symbol for EMS is the Star of Life. That adequately describes all the people working in EMS. We're all Stars of Life.

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