Category Archives: Medic Oppos

A Voice In The Darkness. A Message To Control | Guest Blog

This rather touching message from a paramedic to a colleague working in the Emergency Operations Centre is worthy of a share. This short piece just goes to show how important the ‘voice’ at the other end of the radio is: I’m road crew, and sometimes I need someone to talk to. When my patient was deteriorating in front of me

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‘This Is Not A Part Of The Job’ | Guest Blog

Each day, thousands of nurses go into work in order to help complete strangers. I am not just talking about nurses in this country, I am talking about nurses from all around the world. The image above, was produced and shared by Queensland Health in Australia. Proving that, regardless of where in the world you are, nurses are being subjected

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How One Tweet Summed Up The Feelings Of Millions

Those of us who have worked in the NHS or those of us who have family and friends working in the NHS, probably have, at some point, heard people talking about how ‘c**p’ THEY think the NHS is. Anyone working in the HUGE NHS Family will know, that the NHS is not c**p. Instead, SOME elements of the NHS have

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Now People Have Started To Steal Defibrillators!

I am not sure just how many lives are saved by Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) each year, but you can imagine that the number is significant. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an

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FOI Request Revealed That The Health & Care Professionals Council Spent £17,000 On ONE Christmas Party

As with many of the stories which we share with you, this one was sent into our team by one of our followers. We always welcome our followers to send us information, stories or blogs which they believe people might want to see. In this particular case, a follower (who requested to remain anonymous) shared with us the details of

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The Most Complicated Kit In An Ambulance? The Triangular Bandage | Guest Blog

We all stared at the tiny package lying on the trolley bed.  No words were spoken, only intense concentration as if by the very thought it would open and place itself on our patient. We stared . . . then stared some more. I scratched my head whilst one of the crew scratched their chin.  The other went to suggest

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WATCH: 15-Year-Old Girl Makes Hoax Call About Her Friend ‘Not Breathing’

As a 15-year-old I can imagine that you probably had some odd and bizarre ways of keeping yourself entertained…I know I did. However, calling the emergency services and pretending that your mate is not breathing was never even considered by me or any of my mates to be a way of passing the time. But this young girl in Australia,

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Male Caught Driving Fake Rapid Response Vehicle In Wales

Individuals driving around in fake emergency vehicles is, unfortunately, not something new. Clearly these people never had the courage or dedication to join the real emergency services, but didn’t want to ‘miss out’ on driving around on blue lights. One such vehicle was recently stopped by Police in Wales and the driver has been suitably ‘processed’ after a joint effort

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Mystery Company Continues To Treat Medic’s To Coffee & Cake

The mysterious company responsible for leaving quite a few ‘thank you’ cards with £10 notes in them is still helping to uplift the morale of medics in the south east of England… Whilst we have previously been contacted by someone connected with the company concerned, we have no idea who the generous business is or how many more ‘thank you’

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WATCH: Ninja Training For Medics Gets Underway…But Isn’t Going Well

Before you watch this video and ‘kick off’ claiming that this medic “should be working” or before you make the silly statement about “So that’s where my taxes go” just remember, that there is a period BEFORE a shift starts as well as when a shift ENDs and there is something even rarer known as a BREAK. Apologies to our

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