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A Paramedic's Diary: Life and Death in London

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This title is an account of a year in the working life of London paramedic Stuart Gray. One day he'll save a young mother's life as she gives birth, the next he watches a young schoolgirl die in front of him after a hit and run. In between he ferries drunken teenagers, drug addicts and timewasters and muses on modern life.
Paperback, 231 pages
Published (first published December 13th 2007)
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Heidi
May 22, 2012 Heidi rated it liked it
By describing his encounters with real life patients in the back of an ambulance, Stuart Gray gives the reader an insight into his life and role as a paramedic in England, with all its highs and lows. This book would appeal to all readers with an interest in the emergency services and also offers the layperson explanations of medical terms and procedures regularly performed by paramedics. Working in the health industry myself I found this book very informative and thought provoking, especially i ...more
Andrew
Feb 19, 2015 Andrew rated it really liked it
(4.3 stars) A well written book that brings together the many, often conflicting, facets that face EMS crews on a daily basis, capturing the essence of the job very well. It's amazing to see that despite being on a different continent, we face many of the same issues & frustrations - a previous reviewer commented on lack of closure on many incidents - but that is generally the reality. EMS is a fun, exciting, frustrating, scary, boring, job - I've been doing it full and part time for 23 year ...more
Martin Thompson
Feb 09, 2014 Martin Thompson rated it really liked it
a interesting read on what a paramedic's does and puts up with
Babybananaa
Nov 23, 2011 Babybananaa rated it it was ok
Shelves: finished
The book wasn't too bad. It just documented a life of a paramedic and how he coped with being a paramedic. However I feel that this book would of been better if he didn't make chapters in his book for example, Traffic, Maternity etc but just mix all the stories together. After reading a few from the same sub-topic it gets mundane and your likely to skip some words and just skip to the next chapter.
Nicci
Aug 12, 2011 Nicci rated it really liked it
A really easy read. This book describes the day to day life of a paramedic taken from his blog and turned into this book. Really interesting and makes you realise what these guys have to do everyday. Some of the stories and things they have to deal with are amazing. I found this book very easy to read, really liked his writing style. Humor comes across well too. Really recommend!
Becca Starr
Aug 02, 2010 Becca Starr rated it really liked it
Prompted to read this after my sister worked as an emergency ambulance operator in Central London, and let slip some of the every day tales that those who aern't exposed to it, would find extremely disturbing.

Much respect for those on the front line of the emergency services.
Craig Hall jr
Mar 02, 2013 Craig Hall jr rated it really liked it
good book. if you aren't in health care it might seem heartless at times. not the case, this books conveys the frustrations of emergency workers in dealing with the general population while trying to make a difference in the world.
Jo
Jun 03, 2009 Jo rated it really liked it
Another book detailing stories from the front line of the emergency services. An intriguing and interesting read. Also educational as Gray explains what some of the medical jargon means
Tammie
Jan 19, 2011 Tammie rated it really liked it
Loved it, great book, doesn't drone on about anything, just addictive, clear and very interesting accounts of his work - great book!
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What I learned from this book: Fat people are bad.
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