Scene, Safety, Situation.

When a Paramedic, Police Officer or even a water fairy (Fireperson) arrive at an incident they assess the scene, look for things that may cause anyone any danger and then work out the situation – what a great way for me to start!

Scene

So I guess this is where I introduce myself, I am a paramedic with a few years experience who works in a busy outlying station in the UK. I am close enough to a major city to be dragged into it a lot. I work on both rapid response vehicles and as part of a double crewed ambulance. I do not have a regular crew-mate and work a range of shifts covering stupidly early mornings to stupidly late nights. I am sleep-deprived, over worked and underpaid; so in summary, an NHS Paramedic!

Safety

So as is customary, my safety always comes first. So for that reason this blog will be anonymous. My crew mates safety is always then the next priorty – so I will be using an alias for anyone who I mention working with; wether that be another Paramedic, Ambulance Assosciate Practitioner, Student Paramedic or Emergency Care Assistant. The third priority is the patients; so although everything I write about will be inspired by real incidents I have attended, all of the places, people and other identifiable information will be changed in the interests of confidentiality!

Situation

So what is the situation?

This blog is going to be a place for me to vent; to discuss cases, to talk about current topics and my practice as a Paramedic. I will be honest (sometimes too honest) about everything that I experience as a Paramedic. I decided to do this as sometimes at incidents I find myself thinking about how lucky or unlucky i am to do what I do and experience the things I do. I often find myself thinking:

You couldnt make this up

So with that in mind; im starting this. Lets see how it goes!

Stay Safe x