Monthly Archives: August 2014

Surviving your first year on road part 5 – Clinical Concepts

The clinical concepts that no-one teaches you about at university   You’ve spent the last three years or so getting to know the intricacies of morphine metabolism and the cardiac cycle.  Those things are all important as background, but in … Continue reading

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Necromancy and the law: step away from the corpse sir…

Originally posted on Australian Emergency Law:
I’m responding to an issue on ‘twitter’ (but a word of caution, I really don’t follow twitter and rarely look at my account, so this is not an efficient way to get in touch…

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Surviving your first year on the road Part 4 – Trauma

Trauma Psychological trauma When I first started the job, members of my family were convinced that I was going to be a gibbering wreck within the first week.  It wasn’t the case but I understand their concern.  The public perception … Continue reading

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Surviving your first year on road part 3: Miscellany

Food, exercise and other stuff   Eat sensible food.   You know what’s sensible, you don’t need me to tell you that the 3am burger is probably a bad idea.  Ambulance shifts are long and you can’t survive on biscuits … Continue reading

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