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Endings

Written by RSS Poster Random Acts Of Reality on the 07th February 2011 at 10:00 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

It's been two months since I last blogged, and I think that this is nature's way of telling me that this blog is finished. When I started writing this I never thought that it would take off in the way that it did - two books, a radio play, opportunities to speak to lots of people at once and of course the upcoming TV series. But all good things come to an end and, since leaving the London Ambulance Service, my life has settled down somewhat. Which means that I have far less to write about the ambulance...
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Endings

Written by RSS Poster Random Acts Of Reality on the 07th February 2011 at 10:00 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

It's been two months since I last blogged, and I think that this is nature's way of telling me that this blog is finished. When I started writing this I never thought that it would take off in the way that it did - two books, a radio play, opportunities to speak to lots of people at once and of course the upcoming TV series. But all good things come to an end and, since leaving the London Ambulance Service, my life has settled down somewhat. Which means that I have far less to write about the ambulance...
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Lurgy

Written by RSS Poster Random Acts Of Reality on the 23rd November 2010 at 7:04 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

The interesting thing about my changed work practices is that I'm now much closer to my patients. I don't mean I feel like holding their hands or buying the Christmas presents, I mean I'm physically closer to them. Which seems strange, after all the back of an ambulance is certainly more cramped than the examination room that I use to diagnose, treat and educate my patients. The problem is that I find myself having to get much closer to my patients to examine them. As an example - if I were...
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Off Late

Written by RSS Poster Random Acts Of Reality on the 16th November 2010 at 19:11 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

One of the advantages of working in an Urgent care centre, rather than on the road (only one, there are many other advantages), is that you should be able to get off on time. Unlike the ambulance service, you choose when to see patients (although you do try to see them as quickly as possible), so if you have only three minutes to go until the end of your shift you just don't call in a patient - instead you tidy the room, fill out a bit of paperwork, or make sure that your hands are spotlessly clean...
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What It Is I Do Now

Written by RSS Poster Random Acts Of Reality on the 15th November 2010 at 19:11 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

I don't think that I've properly explained exactly what my new role is. In part because, much like my old job, what initially seems quite simple (For ambulance work - go to a sick person, pick them up and take them to hospital, try not to let them die) is actually fairly complicated. I currently work in a hospital building, tucked just behind the A&E department (sorry 'E.D'.) while the entirety of the hospital is funded by one structure, the Urgent Care Centre (or UCC) where I work is funded...
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Excuses, Excuses. With Promises Made.

Written by RSS Poster Random Acts Of Reality on the 14th November 2010 at 20:08 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

I haven't blogged in over a month? Really? It's strange really back in the day I could write three or four posts a day, saving them for later, and yet during this month I've only occasionally thought of blogging. There are, to be honest, a couple of reasons why I've not been blogging. My new job. I'm enjoying myself. Well... 'enjoy' is perhaps too strong a word, after all I am still working in the NHS. However it seems that a fair chunk of the reasons for my writing (in the past year or so at...
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