The Dark Side: Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic

The Dark Side Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic Andy Thompson s true to life graphic and gripping account of his work as an NHS paramedic in Britain s AE emergency Ambulance Service will shock you sadden you entertain you and perhaps inspire yo

  • Title: The Dark Side: Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic
  • Author: Andy Thompson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 178
  • Format: ebook
  • Andy Thompson s true to life, graphic and gripping account of his work as an NHS paramedic in Britain s AE emergency Ambulance Service will shock you, sadden you, entertain you, and perhaps inspire you You ll smile at some of Andy s real patient encounters, while others will cause you to wipe a tear Using official NHS documentation recorded at the time to give preciAndy Thompson s true to life, graphic and gripping account of his work as an NHS paramedic in Britain s AE emergency Ambulance Service will shock you, sadden you, entertain you, and perhaps inspire you You ll smile at some of Andy s real patient encounters, while others will cause you to wipe a tear Using official NHS documentation recorded at the time to give precise details of each incident, Andy has held firm to the real life accounts, even in keeping the dialogue as close as his memory allows to what was really said at the time It s as if you re there next to him, struggling with the effects of adrenaline and fighting to save life This is a rare work of medical non fiction delivered in a way that is factual, informative, but at the same time naturally entertaining and moving, written with candour and humour And if you have ever thought what it takes to become a paramedic or any other of the specialist vocations and that you could never achieve it yourself, Andy s inspiring story of how he went from postman to frontline healthcare professional, fulfilling his dream, will make you think again that anything is possible if you have the desire Andy says there are no heroics in the book and that he simply did his job, but we are sure The Dark Side will leave you convinced there are true heroes on our streets right here, right now Saving lives every day, every night and often against all the odds It might even change your whole perspective on life.

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    1. This is the first of 3 books the author has out on life as a paramedic in the UK. To be honest, none of them are particularly large, so could easily be merged into one book, but, as they were all part of kindle unlimited, I'm not going to complain. The story starts off with the author, working his way back through school, after a parade of jobs, to get the qualifications to become an Ambulance technician, before then working his way up to becoming a paramedic. I've got to admit, I didn't realise [...]

    2. A great book for anyone interested in what a paramedic has to do. Loved finding out about the decisions they have to make and the calm way they go through the process of assessing each patient. So good I bought the next book in the series

    3. It took a bit to get used to the writing style (this author is the king of going off on tangents), but once I did, I enjoyed the read. As with other books written by paramedics from the UK, I find it interesting to note the similarities in the cases we see and our feelings about abuses to the system. Of note in this particular book is also the level of detail the author provides on the medicines and treatment modalities - I could see this as a possible tool to reinforce the learning for student [...]

    4. Great ReadEspecially from the U.S. perspective. Has a wonderful descriptive, conversational quality, but he explained the medical terms well, so the reader wasn't lost. Ready for part 2!

    5. Well, it was free on Kindle lending and it was sort of interesting. I'm only giving it two stars though due to the way dialogue was written - no need to drop letters and write things like 'alf instead of half etc etc. I find that annoying rather than immersive.

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