A sequel to Peter s Paramedic book This one was another fantastic book, covered alot of the use and abuse of the Hartford EMS system Showed alot of insight on what they do in the ambulances and all of the calls they run Was very interesting and HILARIOUS at times I recommend you get this book, also Peter keeps an updated blog if you re interestedwww.medicscribe.blogspot.com I always enjoy reading EMS type stories, and this time was no different I have read both of Peter Canning s books and I found them both an enjoyable read I feel like his perspective is akin to my own, as he left a career in public policy to become a paramedic, while I also work in public policy and moonlight as an EMT Essentially a collection of essays compiled into a book, it s not really a narrative so much as a work intended to convey the realities of what faces the modern EMS system Occasionally it tends toward the overly dramatic, perhaps reaching too far to try to make the connection between a particular story and what is says about the human condition However, the point is well made that you can learn a lot about what our society really values by spending some time in the back of an ambulance. just as great as Peter Cannings first book, i love how he describes the calls and the emotions involved, as well as his own personal evolution throughout the years he s been a Paramedic. Having worked in medical settings during my career as a cardiovascular tech and working with first responders, nurses and doctors on scene and in the hospital, the actions and responses are spot on I particularly like Mr Canning s description and discussion of burnout and how he returns to find that he is doing what he s meant to do and how much he loves his job Patient care and putting the safety of the patient first is the one thing that keeps people in these jobs, definitely not the pay and definitely not the so called fame and glory These folks work hard, work long hours and carry the job home with them It s just what it is Mr Canning has done an outstanding job describing his working conditions, taking care of his patients and taking care of his coworkers and himself A very good read. I purchased this for the purpose of researching paramedics for my forthcoming novel The reviews on were quite good, and I can see why this is a fast read, filled with information and action The author writes of his experiences as a paramedic in Hartford, Connecticutt It s not glorifying, either He gets all matter of fluid spewed on him, he s cussed out, and goes through a period of severe burn out Most EMTs are young, in part because they burn out within a few years There is medical terminology laced throughout but it s handled so that a layman can understand what s going on which is exactly what I needed return return If you are fascinated by real emergency medicine, get this. This was a quick and enjoyable read that touched a personal note for me, since the author works in my home country of Hartford This book just showcased some of the worst things about a city so close to my town the drugs, gangs, violence, poverty obesity, child abuse I know many other places see these things too, but it seems in CT these things are sadly so common that the problems go ignored the stories in this book show this a drunk heroin addict that goes to the hospital go detox every day paid for by the state of course , 500lb people who can t care for themselves, drug addled parents whose kids witness their deprivation sad tales, but still they made for an enlightening story of men and women trying to care for a city that needs alot of help A collection of short stories about what it is like to be a Paramedic Peter Canning tells about the calls and what he is thinking and what is going on with the patient They are raw, sad and sometimes gross stories Very few of them has a follow up on what happen to the patient after they are dropped off at the hospital I would have liked the rest of he story but it is written about Paramedic and the ambulance ride and not what happen after I am a little disappointed but understand so I will give it three stars. I like this book It s an easy read and has a fast pace, but really, it s depressing Half the book is expressing the authors displeasure with the system and how badly they are treated by the powers that be Sure, he comes around full circle and explains how much he loves his job, but it still brings you down The flaw here is it s too realistic, talking about burn out and children dying Again, I DO like this book, but don t read it expecting a pick me up. This books lets the reader see through the eyes of a paramedic Peter Canning shares with us his feelings, his frustrations, his joys, and his love of his profession As you progress through the book you start to see his feelings towards his patients and how he slowly starts to burnout from all the BS calls, needless deaths, and people who no longer care about society Then he tells us his joys of passing a legacy of his mentors to his own student, an honor I would like to do someday As an EMT, I have only seen 1% of the things Mr Canning writes about but I feel the same emotions he felt when I encountered the same patients There are also some EMS slang terms that I thought was really funny, like peanut butter balls Only EMS people know what that stands for. TRUE LIFE AND DEATH DRAMAIn Taut, Thrilling Prose, Peter Canning Has Written A Book That Captures The Rarely Seen Real World Of Emergency Medicine A Seasoned Paramedic Who Fights Under Enormous Pressure To Save Lives, Canning Trains New Paramedics For The Rigors Of A Nonstop, Action Packed Battle From A Four Month Old Baby Who Has Stopped Breathing To A Sixty Seven Year Old Woman With A Strange Abdominal Mass That Threatens To Explode These Are Gripping True Stories From The ER On The Streets An Exciting, Often Moving Account, Canning Tells A Powerful Story Of Camaraderie, Selflessness, And Courage As Paramedics Try To Stand Tall And Human Through Both Defeat And Victory
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- 304 pages
- Rescue 471: A Paramedic's Stories
- Peter Canning
- 13 October 2019 Peter Canning