STAT EP

Wed 15 Dec
Seizures suck.Now that we've got that important announcement out of the way, lemme clarify some things bout EMS and seziures: If you call 911 right after someone seizes, the call type is just "Seizure" and they send EMTs. If you call while someone is having a seizure, they presume it's been going... more

WEIRD LITTLE RUNNING GUY RUNS OFF

Tue 19 Oct
I know this job is gonna be ignorant the second it comes over because the text is telling me to go to a psyche facility to pick up a patient acting mentally unstable. I'm already deeply unimpressed and we haven't even got on scene. However, I'm also happy: psych patients usually walk all by... more

NOTSOMUCH: The Truth About Black On White Crime

Tue 20 Jul
I took this little hipster dude to the hospital seven years ago; he'd left his apartment door unlocked and then got pistol whipped when he came home to find someone going through his stuff. Now why would I so clearly remember a minor injury from ages ago? Because in my eight years working EMS in... more

ON EFFING UP

Fri 16 Jul
 
One time, when I was a brand new medic my partner and I gave the wrong medicine to a patient. It saved her life anyway but both meds in question were narcotics, the most regulated drugs ever, so we ended up getting dragged downtown to explain ourselves.The lady was succumbing to a bout of Acute... more

THE MOST SKEEVED OUT I’VE EVER BEEN

Thu 1 Jul
I was gonna write about death again- but I do that  (...reading back over old posts..) A LOT o_O so instead I'll talk about um...oh crap this ones about death too but whatever...THE MOST SKEEVED OUT I'VE EVER BEEN.it wasn't on the evisceration, or the lady who's leg was hanging off or any of the... more

WE ALMOST LOSE A KID

Thu 24 Jun
One of the biggest decisions a medic has to make is Grab-n-Go or Stay-n-Play.Most of the time it's relatively simple- trauma's are always grabngo as I've talked about before, because trauma patients really need a surgeon to help them, so whatever we do to 'em we do it enroute to the hospital,... more

LEMME JUST TAKE THIS CALL

Tue 22 Jun
I guess if I'd been shot twice in the face there'd be some people I'd like to call too, but if the paramedic told me to lay down and stop moving that's what I'd do. Not this dude. This dude is too busy cursing someone out on the other line and swatting off the EMTs while they try and fit a c-collar... more

In 2 Ze Bone!

Sat 29 May
Been on a little blog vacation- ok a bigass 1 actually- while i concentrate on some fiction but it's a slow ass night 2night and may actually have a second to knock 1 out.I can't remember if I've been over the criteria for True Death on here yet, but anyway it bares repeating cuz it's morbidly... more

DANCING W/ DEATH

Fri 19 Feb
I'm a little tipsy right now, which seems like the best time 2 write a blog about death.Imma also tryn write this as quickly as humanly possible with minimal thinking involved cuz i suspect that if I even slightly overthink it, the shit'll come out all crapademic and corny.Death isn't the tragedy,... more

THE WANDERER

Wed 10 Feb
She’s 42, passed out on the floor in her own vomit and barely breathing. Damn seems like all my blogs start this way…I have one about to happen about dealing w/ trauma and death on the job but interesting shit keeps happening, so that’ll be next weeks…Annnnyway: she’s 42, etc etc etc has... more